Social Affairs

Crowds of people walking across a sunlit street

An annual trends report says addressing the impact of COVID-19, stigma and the distrust of public health is needed to ensure harm reduction and raise treatment numbers. 

child with hearing aid

A seven week survey asked questions on the experiences of students with disabilities and their families when schools across Australia had mostly closed, and children learnt remotely.

Three young women in Merowe, Sudan

Responses to female circumcision need to consider its relationship with the cultures of initiation and conceptions of womanhood in countries like Sudan, a UNSW academic says.

Boy eating an ice cream on an abandoned street in China

A UNSW report considers China’s children affected by migration and climate change, and the necessary social policy reforms required to protect their rights. 

Australian veteran war medals on military uniform

A new study into the prevalence of homelessness in ex-serving men and women calls for urgent policy attention and improved services.

uber eats rider

Tonight I’ll be having new cycling lanes with a side of bike parking.

aerial view of road worker

Australia has tried it before, in the 1990s. The proportion of participants eventually getting unsubsidised jobs was low.

earthquake in nepal

A new UN-HABITAT global lecture from UNSW Professor David Sanderson provides ten takeaways for improving humanitarian action after disasters.

water droplets on blade of grass

At the core of the most pressing global issues of our time is a crisis of identity, where culture meets ecology.

Ned Kelly

Four reporters joined the showdown with the Kelly gang 140 years ago. They became part of the story and set the tone for a legend.

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