Social Affairs

UNSW program for gifted children

UNSW opens its doors to children across Australia as part of its GERRIC workshops to prevent gifted underachievers becoming lost in the school system.

Mother with child

Government action on income support, housing and employment could lift people out of poverty.

Climate Change

UNSW students and staff burst the myth that protests about climate change are nothing but hot air as they prepare for the National Day of Action. 

A needle

A UNSW Criminology Lecturer says there is a clear need for a second safe injecting facility in Sydney due to more overdose deaths.

Mardi Gras What_Matters_2020

Associate Professor Christy Newman and Scientia PhD candidate Sujith Kumar from UNSW's Centre for Social Research in Health discuss the 2020 Mardi Gras theme, 'What Matters' and why they welcome this year's theme. 

Ending the pain of loneliness in Australia

UNSW researcher Dr Sophie Lewis says health professionals can often misdiagnose loneliness as depression.

San Francisco, Me Too sign raised high by a Women's March participant, January, 2018

UNSW academics say the trial of a former Hollywood movie producer will have a big impact on women.

Mabo Festival

Policies for Indigenous Australians must better reflect and prioritise Indigenous cultural values.

leather bag

Leather isn't just a by-product of the meat industry, and raises serious moral questions for anyone who cares about animal rights.

house for rent

One in four Australian households now rent their homes in the private rental market. Flexibility and lifestyle are key reasons some choose to rent even if they can afford to buy a home.

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