Social Affairs

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A UNSW and Flinders University survey identified hundreds of young Australians who are caring for family members with mental illnesses, alcohol and drug addictions.

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Indigenous procurement policies are kicking goals, but who for?

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The National Debrief Survey questioned heterosexual and LGBTIQ+ youth about their sexual health related practices. 

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Immigration is neither the problem nor solution in many areas where Australia is off-track, from government debt to environmental action.

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Aboriginal mothers in prison feel intergenerational trauma and the forced removal of their children are the most significant factors impacting their health and well-being.

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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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