Social Affairs

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In 1960, Harold Holt, the then-treasurer, urged the government to abolish import restrictions, resulting in a minor recession. This nearly swung the election in the ALP's favour.

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Academic and industrial research that is properly funded and well coordinated contributes to quality of life and economic prosperity.

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Historians attribute the Coalition's election victory in 1949 to issues like bank nationalisation and the Communist Party. But the decisive issue was petrol rationing.

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Immersion in the reality TV series is fascinating for someone who loves popular culture and teaches gender studies, says Dr Zora Simic at UNSW Sydney.

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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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