Social Affairs

alcohol delivered to door

The regulation of online alcohol sales worldwide does not meet the same standard as walk-in bottle shops.

a man stares at a gambling game on a screen in a dark room

How to inject more reality into gamblers’ overestimation of their chances of winning? One simple tool is feedback.

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It is critical that policing during COVID-19 does not amplify inequalities by prioritising punishment over keeping people safe. There are better ways police can support the community.

the japan national stadium

It aims to be the most sustainable Games in history, but will Tokyo 2020 break the Olympic record? 

a woman walks past a mural with indigenous themes and native animals

Reducing transport inequality and improving walkability in Indigenous communities are necessary to help close the health and social gap.

People wearing masks wait in line for a COVID-19 test

JobKeeper and the Coronavirus Supplement ended earlier this year. But the last few months in have shown the COVID crisis is far from over in Australia.

woman in a wheelchair is helped into a vehicle

The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. Data doesn't really tell us whether they'd deliver for Australians with disability.

post-it notes experssing greetings in different languages

There are many benefits to learning a language beyond being a useful skill or hobby.

Portrait of teenage girl with classmates using laptops in computer class

An educational approach that helps students focus on their own progress can level the academic playing field, the largest study of its kind has shown.

Map of Australia with pins in it

A lot would need to go right for reality to turn out as good as the projections in the Treasurer's intergenerational report.

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