Social Affairs

Woman behind bars

The UN has twice called on Australia to dismantle its indefinite detention system for people with cognitive impairments and mental illness, which disproportionately affects Indigenous people.

van overlooking a sunset on a lake

Campervans and caravans are in right now, but the reality of mobile living is often not quite what it seems. 

Homeless man looking out to street

A hands-off federal government simply isn't helping.

a red sign with a love heart at a protest

Filmmaker and cultural philosopher Mary Zournazi will join former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams for a UNSW Centre for Ideas discussion on justice and love. 

children smiling enthusiastically at the camera

We asked young people aged five to 15 in Darwin about their sense of safety and what they worry about in their community. Here's what they told us.

Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

The study of the Holocaust, as the ultimate example of genocide, allows teachers to raise the universal message of human rights abuses and mass violence.

Woman in a blue burqa

Robust institutions willing to support whistleblowers and 'call out' bad behaviours are needed in foreign militaries, says UNSW’s Dr Susanne Schmeidl.

woman sleeping in bed while listening to music through headphones

If you have trouble turning off at night, could switching on a little bit of music help you get some quality shut-eye? 

Woman facing away with a child hanging over each shoulder

UNSW Sydney and ACOSS release a report identifying the direct causes of inequality and where groups fit on income and wealth scales.

Group of friends partying in a nightclub and toasting drinks.

Our time of social isolation under COVID-19 restrictions has reinforced the importance of taking care of each other, particularly the most vulnerable in our community. 

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