Social Affairs

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Many unemployed Australians will continue to live in poverty unless the government acts on the recommendations of the Henry Review, says Professor Peter Whiteford.

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UNSW academics Pat Dodson and Megan Davis have been selected to an expert advisory panel that aims to secure constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians.

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Mothers are doing it for themselves by choosing self-employment as a solution to the lack of part-time options in the job market, new research shows.

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A year after taking the University Medal for Architecture, UNSW graduate Felicity Stewart has secured another major prize, the NSW Board of Architects Medallion.

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"If you can dream it, you can do it." For students who've missed out on their preferred course, there's a growing number of alternative pathways to university, writes Professor Joan Cooper.

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Work to combat violence against women and a grassroots soccer program championing racial harmony for refugee youth have won UNSW researchers two major human rights awards.

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Attempts at reconciliation against the backdrop of the racially inspired Northern Territory Intervention is just another strategy for assimilation, argues Professor Patrick Dodson.

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Ireland's Ambassador has launched a new institute at UNSW dedicated to researching the Irish diaspora's contribution to modern Australia.

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Talented students who complete HSC courses early can now start their studies at UNSW while still at school, under a new partnership with the NSW Board of Studies.

The Afghan mission is too vital to abandon and quitting would bring large-scale horrors, according to defence experts.

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