Social Affairs

Fish engraving on the Burrup Peninsula in Pilbara Western Australia

Cultural heritage laws were designed to help communities find their commonalities and build peace, not blindly protect disputed artefacts of our past, says UNSW's Dr Lucas Lixinski.

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Senior Lecturer Bryoni Trezise discusses how the pandemic has promoted the need for creativity and why it's essential to the education of our children.
 

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UNSW Sydney is leading a response to the coronavirus pandemic and the particular disadvantages it creates for women.

A close-up of the entry in a dictionary for the word stigma

Priority groups at risk of blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections still likely to experience negative behaviour from the general public and in healthcare settings.

Woman wearing facemark that says I can't breathe and Aboriginal flag facepaint at a protest against Indigenous deaths in custody

As #BlackLivesMatter protests echo around the world, Australia must address the lack of accountability for its own Indigenous deaths in custody, UNSW experts say.

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UNSW’s Dr Carolien van Ham says the consequences of COVID-19 for our democracies may be long-term. 

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A social housing stimulus investment program would better facilitate the recovery of lives and livelihoods’ after the pandemic.

elderly woman lies on a hospital bed in her nightdress

The relational, spiritual, cultural and social needs at the end of life among aged care residents require much greater attention and resourcing, according to UNSW experts.

Crowds of people with signs and a globe of the world gather before a building to protest against climate change

A 'gas-driven recovery' and further investment in fossil fuels should not be a part of Australia's response to the pandemic, says a UNSW climate justice expert.

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Pacific islands face unique challenges in combating COVID-19, and will need unique solutions to come out of the crisis unscathed.

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