Social Affairs

staff wearing ppe distributed dignity kits to women and girls in tonga

After the Tonga volcanic eruption and tsunami, localised aid delivery is making a real difference for residents, especially women and girls who are disproportionately affected during a humanitarian crisis.

a homeless man walks in the street with a trolley of possessions

People living in poverty or disadvantage are three times more likely to die from COVID than the wealthy.

Distressed woman reading text messages

For women outside urban Australia, technology-enabled abuse can pose more risk than for those in cities.

A bunch of teenage students walk down stairs at an education institution

Researchers reviewed 45 programs that aim to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged students. This is what they found.

high-speed rail train

Land value growth could be used to fund the proposed high-speed rail network on the east coast of Australia, UNSW research shows.

Woman in wheelchair using her laptop

While men and women experience disability at similar rates, men are more likely to be diagnosed with disabilities more readily supported by the NDIS.

Ernie Dingo presenting on NITV

First Nations media are leading better conversations about the significance of the day – and issues facing Indigenous communities every day of the year.

emma jane

For as long as sex has existed, people have been shamed for talking about it. To this day, kids are taught a very narrow perspective on sex education which is comprised mostly of details of erections, ejaculations, and acts of heterosexual penetration.

Protesters rally against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Los Angeles in December

China has been unfazed by diplomatic boycotts by the west. In Beijing’s eyes, the Olympics still have broad support by many nations and, importantly, corporate sponsors.

upset person with head in crossed arms being consoled by a hand on shoulder

A national survey of community organisation staff reveals the sector is struggling to meet the increasing demand for services.

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