Social Affairs

children smiling enthusiastically at the camera

We asked young people aged five to 15 in Darwin about their sense of safety and what they worry about in their community. Here's what they told us.

Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

The study of the Holocaust, as the ultimate example of genocide, allows teachers to raise the universal message of human rights abuses and mass violence.

Woman in a blue burqa

Robust institutions willing to support whistleblowers and 'call out' bad behaviours are needed in foreign militaries, says UNSW’s Dr Susanne Schmeidl.

woman sleeping in bed while listening to music through headphones

If you have trouble turning off at night, could switching on a little bit of music help you get some quality shut-eye? 

Woman facing away with a child hanging over each shoulder

UNSW Sydney and ACOSS release a report identifying the direct causes of inequality and where groups fit on income and wealth scales.

Group of friends partying in a nightclub and toasting drinks.

Our time of social isolation under COVID-19 restrictions has reinforced the importance of taking care of each other, particularly the most vulnerable in our community. 

apartment building in Sydney

The step-by-step guide helps strata property owners and managers with the process of identifying and rectifying defects in apartment buildings.

Blood borne virus

A group of UNSW Sydney researchers has released a groundbreaking report expected to improve the lives of people with bloodborne viruses. 

heavy flooding from monsoon rain samutprakarn near bangkok thailand

Tackling corruption could help alleviate the scale of crises and its impact on vulnerable people, says international construction management and economics expert Professor George Ofori. 

fernie swastikas hockey team 1922

Great care is needed when symbols can evoke powerful emotional responses, says UNSW's Rebecca Green.

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