Social Affairs

We're going to have to find more ways to connect with one another as physical distancing continues. Image: Shutterstock.

It is our collective responsibility to protect the most vulnerable from loneliness in the COVID-19 pandemic, says a social researcher from UNSW.

Parliament House in Canberra

The coronavirus emergency is a brutal reminder that we pay a price for deregulating society in pursuit of profit.

Australia's unemployment welfare system is described as punitive by critics. Image: Shutterstock.

Vulnerable groups who receive unemployment benefits in Australia face punitive payment conditions that have been challenged due to COVID-19. 

assisting elderly lady on the street

The coronavirus pandemic will test urban resilience, and we must rise to the challenge, says UNSW professor.

home schooling

For some children, learning online will be little more than an inconvenience. For others it will magnify their learning disadvantage. This move is a mass social experiment never done before.

Centrelink

Australia's unemployment benefits are now middle of the pack, but the package treats two-income couples badly.

The COVID-19 crisis highlights the vulnerable existence animals endure

Reports of companion animals starving or being killed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak highlight the vulnerable existence animals endure at the whim of humans.

eviction notice

Housing is our first line of defence against coronavirus, so leaving someone homeless increases the risk for everyone. Australia should follow other countries in imposing a moratorium on evictions.

National Day of Action against bullying and violence

Children who are bullied are at risk of experiencing poor outcomes for up to four decades after exposure.

sydney housing estate

The latte line shows the socioeconomic divide in Sydney's East and West. 

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