Social Affairs

housing in sydney

For the first time in decades, the property market no longer seems like a 'safe' investment  

Factory smoke polluting the environment

UNSW Professor Jeremy Moss examines the economic impact of the Government’s fossil fuel subsidies in the climate of COVID-19.

Music and sleep

UNSW PhD candidate Thomas Dickson is researching the ways music can help people fall asleep.

drone above city

While 'good drones' have been valuable in this pandemic, using drones to embed new systems of surveillance could be a dangerous and slippery slope.

We're going to have to find more ways to connect with one another as physical distancing continues. Image: Shutterstock.

It is our collective responsibility to protect the most vulnerable from loneliness in the COVID-19 pandemic, says a social researcher from UNSW.

Parliament House in Canberra

The coronavirus emergency is a brutal reminder that we pay a price for deregulating society in pursuit of profit.

Australia's unemployment welfare system is described as punitive by critics. Image: Shutterstock.

Vulnerable groups who receive unemployment benefits in Australia face punitive payment conditions that have been challenged due to COVID-19. 

assisting elderly lady on the street

The coronavirus pandemic will test urban resilience, and we must rise to the challenge, says UNSW professor.

home schooling

For some children, learning online will be little more than an inconvenience. For others it will magnify their learning disadvantage. This move is a mass social experiment never done before.

Centrelink

Australia's unemployment benefits are now middle of the pack, but the package treats two-income couples badly.

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