Social Affairs


It's unpopular with the public and kills endangered and non-game birds – but that hasn't stopped duck shooting, writes Siobhan O'Sullivan.


A new book by Ian Tyrrell reveals the history of Sydney’s Cooks River and the role it has played in our dreams of prosperity and pleasure.


Homeless people are over-represented in Australia’s prisons, and previously incarcerated people are over-represented among the homeless, writes Sophie Russell.


The same-sex marriage debate was a reminder that some people view queer sexuality and family life as incompatible but UNSW's Dr Christy Newman hopes her research will help change that.


Allowing bereaved families to view images from crime and accident scenes can offer them a path to healing, write Kate Rossmanith, Hugh Dillon and Jane Mowll.


UNSW academic Gabina Funegra is heading to Geneva for the UN's International Mother Language Day, where she will present her documentary about her quest to save the ancient Quechua language.


By the time young people get to university, it’s far too late to be initiating education on sexual consent, writes Bianca Fileborn.


The Jaquie Lambie Network's plan to fix the Tasmanian health system is vague at best and unlikely to make a difference, writes Helen Dickinson.


UNSW and the Australian Council of Social Service have launched a new collaboration to tackle poverty and inequality through high-quality research, policy development and advocacy.


At a time when public conversation is defined by appeals to hyper emotion and facts don’t matter, we need Mahatma Gandhi more than ever, says award-winning Indian journalist Shoma Chaudhury.