Social Affairs

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Another affordable housing pact between the Commonwealth, states and territories came into effect this month. But with no new funding, the agreement may be different from predecessors in name only.

Tom Shakespeare and Eduardo Sandoval

Experts spoke to an eager audience at UNSW Sydney on Thursday about the opportunities and threats of robotics in the disability and care sector.

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The Modern Slavery Bill presents an opportunity for companies to take seriously their obligation to identify, track and monitor potential problems in their operations and supply chain.

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Australia's record on women's rights is poised to come under scrutiny, including its treatment of Indigenous women and girls, sexual harassment and violence against women.

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Single-use plastic bags will soon be gone from major supermarkets and many other shops too. Campaigns to reduce plastic even more should focus on positive advice, rather than shaming shoppers.

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USA's criticism of, and withdrawal from, the UN Human Rights Council does nothing to address the problem of human rights abusers being able to influence the organisation.

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Affordable rental options for low-income households in Sydney need to be drastically improved according to City Futures Research Centre.

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Bringing humane and principled order to the plight of those in search of refuge is a goal within our reach, writes Guy S. Goodwin-Gil.

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Difficulty with English language can mask other difficulties that culturally and linguistically diverse students may have, such as autism or dyslexia.

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Advising women to "stay safe" is problematic because it transfers the responsibility for men's violence onto women, and distracts us from more difficult conversations.

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