Social Affairs

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Criminal law in many Asian countries continues to punish homosexuality. Australia should make its voice heard to support LGBTIQ people in the region closest to us, writes Michael Kirby.

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World-leading historian Alison Bashford has always been interested in how the past shapes our present. 

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Belvoir's production of Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a timely reminder of the need for all Australians to listen to Indigenous voices, writes Caroline Wake.

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Adding just 20 cents to the price of a T-shirt in Australia would lift all Indian workers in the garment supply chain out of poverty, write Murray Ross Hall and Thomas Wiedmann.

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For its second series of the reality documentary Struggle Street, broadcaster SBS approached UNSW to help take a closer look at the issues around disadvantage.

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Differences in educational practices between Victoria and NSW could explain declines in Australian students’ mathematics performance in international test scores, according to research led by UNSW.

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With Human Rights Day and the UN's year-long Stand Up 4 Human Rights campaign imminent, here are 10 steps the government can take to improve human rights protection in Australia. 

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Governments need to consider the context in which their policies are implemented if they want to avoid large-scale failures like the pink batts scheme, according to academics from UNSW Canberra.

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More needs to be done to address the harsh reality of sexual assault and harassment at music venues and festivals, says UNSW criminologist Dr Bianca Fileborn. 

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Despite the layers of discrimination faced by refugee women and girls, they are not just passive victims, write Linda Bartolomei and Eileen Pittaway.

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