Social Affairs

Close-up portrait of a man holding a baby

A UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership report explores the lived experiences of poverty among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

elderly man playing bowls in a lawn with his friends

The humble ‘bowlo’, as it’s affectionately known, might not be what it was at its peak, but it remains central to civic life.

for lease sign on a white display outside of a residential building

It’s often claimed that reforming tenancy laws to better protect tenants will drive landlords out of the market, leading to fewer rental properties. A new study finds no evidence to support the claim.

Younger woman at markets with older woman

An evaluation by UNSW researchers finds a successful model for consumers and investors that’s achieving positive outcomes.

person riding an electric scooter

The rise of these micromobility services could help solve some major challenges facing our cities.

Homeless man on footpath

An alternative approach to welfare could replace policies that are failing to address homelessness. 

Indian woman holding a child

Stricter population controls in India could have disastrous consequences for women and minority communities.

volodymyr zelensky speaking via zoom at cop27 conference

This year’s climate talks have been overshadowed by rising international tensions, energy crises and war. But that doesn’t mean climate action is dead.

Does watching sport have to involve gambling?

We have to get to the heart of our culture’s obsession with sports gambling before we can see change, says UNSW media and advertising expert.

A nurse at the injecting centre checks on the welfare of a patron

Knowing the clients who inject drugs in Sydney’s only injecting centre gives staff a better chance to deliver more suitable overdose treatment.

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