Social Affairs

sign of lease at front of old residential house

Now is the time for governments to review tenancy laws to better protect tenants.

sliding doors to an ndis office

Behind the planning process sits an opaque system of automated decision-making. It rests on a generated plan, called a ‘typical support package’.

people sandbagging a shop in a regional town in australia

The budget earmarked worthwhile climate measures, but many are piecemeal. Amid record-breaking extreme weather in Australia, federal spending on climate action still falls well short.

Aboriginal mother holding baby

An Aboriginal-led research project is developing greater understanding of the complex challenges Aboriginal families face reunifying with children removed to out-of-home care.  

A one-way sign with building development behind

While the Productivity Commission’s critique of the national housing agreement is justified, its faith in the market is not. The Albanese government is right to invest in building social housing.

An indigenous woman and child

Last week, the Senate inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and children found Indigenous women are eight times more likely to be murdered. What needs to happen?

Girl lying on the floor reading to her teddy

A UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership research report shows people in poverty are falling behind the rest of society.

Man smoking cannabis marijuana in a joint

A growing body of data and knowledge from overseas studies could inform Australia’s recreational cannabis laws, says a UNSW Sydney expert in drug policy research.

Student stressed about Year 12 exams

Key to reduced anxiety and exam success is creating a study environment where students can thrive, says a UNSW Sydney educational psychology researcher.

Kurt Fearnley and others including Bill Shorten

The original vision for the NDIS was that it would give people with disabilities a say in how services are delivered. The appointment of an NDIA chair who is disabled is a positive move.

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