Social Affairs

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.

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.

two aboriginal women seen from behind

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.

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