Social Affairs

Journalists surround Dmitry Muratov, a russian journalist

The lives of Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov will be forever changed after winning the prize. But with a more visible presence comes increased scrutiny and threats from those in positions of power.

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COVID-19 is a global pandemic. So why do we still feel ashamed by catching the virus?

A man's face with an Australian flag mask

Research from the UNSW Sydney and ACOSS Poverty and Inequality Partnership looks at income support payments pre-pandemic to the present.

Teenage girl in wheelchair using a laptop next to her mother

In a new survey, almost two-thirds of parents reported having trouble securing a vaccination for their child or children with disability.

Queensland Quarantine Camp 1919

How do responses to infectious diseases throughout history stack up today?

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When it comes to sexual consent, we need to talk often and earlier, before it’s too late.

a woman wearing a leather collar and red lipstick holds a red cherry to her lips

Strip away the sexy marketing and what you have is just another digital platform shifting legal responsibilities and risks.

Koalas sitting on fallen trees

The push for a new environmental crime has attracted high-profile backers including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg. But we must get the details right.

Smiling plus sized woman beside pool

Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, no matter their body size.

young afghan children leave an airport after leaving the country

An ‘orderly departure program’ similar to the one set up after the Vietnam War could offer a vital pathway out of Afghanistan for refugees over the next several years.

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