Social Affairs

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The NSW Deputy Coroner has recommended a pill testing trial, the decriminalisation of personal drug use and no sniffer dogs at music festivals.

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Pasi Sahlberg is professor of education policy and deputy director of the Gonski Institute at UNSW. The Finnish educator and author has advised on education reforms around the world.

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New data shows some of the biggest issues confronting parents these days all seem to have one common element: smart devices.

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Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen received the highest number of nominations for great pieces of music in a study involving UNSW.

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The whole aged care system in Australia is in a state of neglect, explains Professor Ilan Katz from the Social Policy Research Centre. 

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While the ‘ghost cities’ in China are unlikely to occur in Australia, some scary trends here should act as a cautionary tale. 

UNSW Professor Jeremy Moss

UNSW Professor Jeremy Moss explains the significance of the global environmental movement, and the importance it holds on climate change.

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New regulations are increasing the costs for promoters rather than concentrating on what we know works to improve safety.

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A joint study finds unsettling evidence the aged care system is overlooking older people’s basic social and emotional needs as part of accepted business practices.

UNSW Professor Emery Schubert

Can we describe music in more ways than words? Can music evoke particular colours, shapes and senses?

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