Social Affairs

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Labor has made a substantial commitment to tackling inequality in Australia, but has taken a second-best approach to overcoming the huge shortfall of social housing.

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A parliamentary inquiry looking at hate crimes against LGBTIQ people could acknowledge injustices in how past cases were handled, and take steps to ensure better reporting mechanisms.

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Federal government policies are the biggest barriers to people seeking asylum in accessing higher education in Australia.

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Indigenous Australians are vastly over-represented in the prison population, but the success of a new program is offering hope that it can be turned around.

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The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.

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Fixing Newstart isn't enough. We need a comprehensive inquiry into our complex and bewildering social security system, especially as it applies to single parents.

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Education through to the end of high school is a birthright in Australia but many kids are missing out on important parts of that birthright in ways that leave them feeling like losers and outsiders.

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The report, produced with UNSW Sydney, for the first time allows young people to explain in revealing detail their experiences of poverty.

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A tenfold increase in building is needed to overcome the current social housing shortfall and cover projected growth in need. But it can be done, and direct public investment is the cheapest way.

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It's easy to get excited about the potential for robots to help care for the sick, injured and elderly, but we need the right regulations in place to deal with issues as they emerge.

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