Social Affairs

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When governments overpromise or overreact, we all bear the costs, writes Jenny Stewart.

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Stranger Things 2 brings an expanded universe, new characters and new threats to vanquish but it is a much darker world this time around, writes Mark Steven.

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Indigenous people feel powerless in their own country and this was articulated in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, writes Harry Hobbs.

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Good men have a responisibility to push back against the toxic aspects of masculinity, writes Darren Saunders.

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UNSW's Professor Grace Karskens has won a major fellowship that will enable her to use State Library of NSW archives to research Aboriginal names and stories about the Hawkesbury River.

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Ahead of a UNSW panel discussion about the impact of inequality on a child's education, Adrian Piccoli and Jihad Dib reframe the debate about Australian education.

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As a Federal Government productivity review calls for better teaching in schools, an expert panel will discuss the links between disadvantage and educational achievement at a free public event at UNSW on 30 October.

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A new campaign targeting sexual assault on public transport is a positive development but is unlikely to generate substantive, longer-term change, writes Bianca Fileborn.

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An excerpt from the Q and A session after Irish President Michael D.Higgins delivered his Keynote Address at UNSW: "Sharing the tasks of ethical remembering - Ireland and Australia".

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The criminalisation of sex work has negative impacts on the health, safety and wellbeing of sex workers, write Linda Selvey, Basil Donovan, Jonathan Hallett, Kahlia McAusland and Roanna Lobo.

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