Social Affairs

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Evidence shows restorative justice can help fix environmental crime – so why isn't Australia using it more?

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The government now has a dedicated NDIS minister. Here are the four key areas of the scheme that need attention.

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Many universities were built in the 1960s and 1970s and the government isn't providing funds to maintain them.

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A UNSW and Flinders University survey identified hundreds of young Australians who are caring for family members with mental illnesses, alcohol and drug addictions.

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Indigenous procurement policies are kicking goals, but who for?

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The National Debrief Survey questioned heterosexual and LGBTIQ+ youth about their sexual health related practices. 

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Immigration is neither the problem nor solution in many areas where Australia is off-track, from government debt to environmental action.

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Aboriginal mothers in prison feel intergenerational trauma and the forced removal of their children are the most significant factors impacting their health and well-being.

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In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.

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Companion animals, sport animals and animals we use in agriculture are all affected by the rule of law, says Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan from UNSW’s School of Social Sciences.

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