Social Affairs

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Dr Cassandra Goldie, head of the Australian Council of Social Service, has a PhD in Law from UNSW. At the university she met Professor Peter Saunders, from the Social Policy Research Centre, with whom ACOSS has now partnered to produce landmark reports into poverty.

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The research libraries attached to art galleries are some of the nation's great cultural assets. But the National Gallery of Australia's library is losing crucial staff as 'efficiency dividends' hit home.

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A landmark UNSW-led study has painted a grim picture of the long-term impacts of growing up in care, with almost every respondent reporting abuse and maltreatment, and many suffering disadvantage throughout their lives.

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If Donald Trump decides to undo the Iran nuclear agreement, it could damage Iran's internal stability and economic recovery as well as US relations with Europe and Russia.

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The tension between the right to confidentiality and the need for family support when young people are being treated for mental health issues will be explored at the Youth, Health and Practical Justice conference. 

domestic violence

The way violence degrades women's financial status affects lives across generations. Yet the issue remains in the shadows, write Jane Bullen and Natasha Cortis.

TPP

The US and other countries are right to reject the TPP, but President-elect Donald Trump's claims about it are misguided, writes Elizabeth Thurbon and LInda Weiss.

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If Donald Trump turns away from climate action as George W. Bush did, Europe and China can respond by forming an alliance that will turn the United States from a climate leader into a follower, writes Christian Downie.

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Three UNSW academics have been elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia.

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Labor’s Kate Ellis told Q&A millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on a refugee resettlement plan in Cambodia and “very few lives were changed”. What was Ellis talking about – and was she correct? Madeline Gleeson investigates.

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