Social Affairs

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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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While the majority of aged care funding comes from government, residents also have to contribute. Here's how the payment system works.

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The delivery of affordable housing in Australia is in desperate need of a shakeup, says UNSW City Futures Research Fellow Dr Laurence Troy.

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme needs a lot more work for it to be truly inclusive, says Director Engagement of the UNSW Disability Innovation Institute, Rosemary Kayess.

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Few First Nations candidates have succeeded in getting elected to parliament, but it is clear that when they do, they can make a substantial difference.

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Reforms to the negative gearing and capital gains tax rules will improve housing affordability for renters, says Professor Hal Pawson at UNSW Built Environment.

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The Coalition and Labor have outlined their plans for Indigenous health spending. There are some worthwhile pledges, but these policy promises could better reflect what our First Nations people need.

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In 1960, Harold Holt, the then-treasurer, urged the government to abolish import restrictions, resulting in a minor recession. This nearly swung the election in the ALP's favour.

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Academic and industrial research that is properly funded and well coordinated contributes to quality of life and economic prosperity.

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