Social Affairs

a student raising their hand in a classroom

A new study looked at four teaching approaches that have been shown by academic research to help students learn.

child with a disability being cared for

Making it possible for NDIS participants to choose registered or unregistered providers affords the ‘dignity of risk’.

feminist banner series by artist tal fitzpatrick

A creative form of activism uses embroidery to explore gender-based violence issues and advocate for reform.

womans tattoos

Nona Willis Aronowitz, daughter of a second-wave feminist, ranges across the contemporary sexual landscape – and looks back at the history of feminism – in a ‘zig zag pursuit of sexual liberation’.

Young woman on a mobile phone

Voices from frontline workers, victims and survivors, and users of violence identify what’s working and what’s not.

Indigenous man writing with a pencil

After participation in the Literacy for Life Foundation adult literacy campaign, serious offences by students dropped by almost 65%.

Homeless man sleeping on a park bench

The main driver of homelessness in Australia is housing costs – post-COVID rents, house prices and interest rates are all much higher. To house everyone, the housing system needs a major overhaul.

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.

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