Social Affairs

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Australia needs a new national assessment system rather than reforms to the current NAPLAN system, according to a new report from the Gonski Institute for Education.

Female protestor writing 'I cant breathe' on fellow protestor's face mask

Sometimes the simplest objects can tell the most powerful stories.

young girl sitting with parent distracted by phone

New research reveals digital devices as a great distraction in family life.

Tjapukai Shaw, RAAF Indigenous liaison officer, with two young Indigenous men in front of a large aircraft

These issues matter to our strategic allies, particularly in the Pacific. Dutton's climate change scepticism and attitudes toward First Nations people could be damaging.

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Investigations and inquests that follow a death in custody can offer insight into what happened. But much work is still needed to make these processes transparent and effective.

school kids learning in a classroom

Australian schools need better ventilation to improve student health and productivity, says new UNSW research.

A person sitting down against the wall in a darkened room hiding their head in their hands

The media often reflects personal and professional biases and community misunderstandings about trauma.

person with a rainbow bow in hair

While there are many different days dedicated to raising awareness, many go beyond simply drawing attention to a cause.

Child sitting on floor with her head resting on her knees and face hidden

A study of child sexual abuse material survivors found 42 per cent were abused by their father or stepfather, meaning abuse prevention and education services can't assume all parents protect children in their care.

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Many older women are in desperate need of affordable housing where they can age in place securely, with dignity and as part of a community. The siheyuan model offers ways to meet these needs.

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