Social Affairs

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Housing policy is a stark point of difference at this election. While the government took promising steps to set up social housing finance, it has yet to give any sign it will finish what it started.

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Some of the Coalition government's initiatives on women and Indigenous issues have been more successful than others. Labor is promising much more.

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A new book destigmatises some of our distinctions around the use of pharmaceutical painkillers.  

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Years of regulatory failure are having direct impacts on the hip pockets of the many Australians who bought defective houses or apartments. It's turning into a multibillion-dollar disaster.

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UNSW’s Founders 10x Accelerator Program helped a young entrepreneur prepare his building industry risk management tool for launch in the US.

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The City Futures Research Centre’s new ARC Linkage Project will put the multi-unit housing sector under the microscope and propose specific changes to protect people buying units.

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The problems with housing systems in Australia and similar countries run deep. Solutions depend on a fundamental rethink of our approach to housing and its central place in our lives and the economy.

Pasi Sahlberg, Gonski Institute for Education

The damaging effects of NAPLAN could be avoided by moving to sample testing of students, says a submission to governments by the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney.

A review by the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre for the federal government calls for a strong disability focus in mainstream policy.

The responsibility for reducing emissions flows from federal to state to local governments, as well as to individual cities.

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