Social Affairs

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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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The male privilege in Australia’s parliament has given its members such a sense of exceptionalism, they think the standards of the corporate office should not apply to their workplace.

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The UN has twice called on Australia to dismantle its indefinite detention system for people with cognitive impairments and mental illness, which disproportionately affects Indigenous people.

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Campervans and caravans are in right now, but the reality of mobile living is often not quite what it seems. 

Homeless man looking out to street

A hands-off federal government simply isn't helping.

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Filmmaker and cultural philosopher Mary Zournazi will join former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams for a UNSW Centre for Ideas discussion on justice and love. 

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We asked young people aged five to 15 in Darwin about their sense of safety and what they worry about in their community. Here's what they told us.

Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

The study of the Holocaust, as the ultimate example of genocide, allows teachers to raise the universal message of human rights abuses and mass violence.

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