Social Affairs

A split picture showing authors Akuch Kuol Anyieth and Eda Gunaydin

These are ferociously intelligent books by two young female writers addressing the problems of gender, race and migration in Australia today.

Danger mines sign in a field

Russia’s absurd claims about ‘smart’ landmines show it’s high time the world put limits on autonomous weapons.

a woman stands on an apartment balcony crowded with clothes lines

Getting on the priority wait list is so challenging some applicants just give up.

Daniel Lavery and Christy Newman

American author Daniel M Lavery takes a detour through the cultural canon in recounting the journey of his gender affirmation, in conversation with UNSW Sydney social researcher Christy E Newman.

Hand holding an Australian passport

The cost of the Australian biometric passport and the rigour involved in obtaining one can be traced to our participation in an international passport system that evolved over the last century.

young woman sitting down looking out at the ocean

The reality of climate change has many people feeling uncertain about the environment and our future.

A woman in a teacher's office looks downcast as three male colleagues console her

High-stress schools undermine teachers’ commitment and risk losing even more from the profession. But schools can take steps to reduce the causes of stress.

sodermalm district and island in central stockholm

Perhaps what is most interesting about #Swedengate is not what it tells us about Sweden, but what it tells us about ourselves.

anthony albanese and women labor ministers

For many years Australian cabinets lagged behind the rest of the world on gender equality. Now women make up almost half of cabinet and hold a string of key portfolios.

People protesting for support of NDIS

The short-term NDIS priorities for the new government are to rebuild trust and restore it to its original intention.

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