Social Affairs

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Cooling strategies, such as increased greenery and shading and the installation of water features to mitigate urban heat can increase comfort by 50-60 per cent. 

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The weekly drag king performances at a Newtown hotel are examined in Intimate Investments in Drag King Culture, to be launched this week.

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The 'medevac' law provides protection from people who do not recognise the legitimate medical needs of asylum seekers, UNSW's Kaldor Centre will tell a Senate inquiry on Monday.

US Iran conflict

As Australia commits to joining a coalition in the Strait of Hormuz, preventing escalation of any conflict should be the primary concern of all players.

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A proposed permanent ban on some refugees would entrench the separation of families, says a UNSW joint submission to a Senate committee hearing today.

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International leader in disaster and conflict recovery Brett Moore explores the topic of global humanitarian displacement and the challenges faced by refugees in an urban environment.

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UNSW Professor David Sanderson launches his book A Good Practice Review in Urban Humanitarian Response on World Humanitarian Day.

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A study has found children between the ages of 8 and 14 who take care of a family member with a drug addiction or mental illness aren't very happy at, and don't feel all that safe, at school.

social housing

The need to manage long waiting lists for social housing, rather than serving the best interests of tenants and prospective tenants, is a major driver of policymakers' approach.
 

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While politicians ignore calls to raise Newstart, alarming levels of financial stress among private renters, particularly in low-rent outer suburbs, show why current welfare payments are too low.

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