Social Affairs

Young woman looking upset

A new report by UNSW Sydney and ACOSS provides a baseline to measure the pandemic’s impact on an already widening income and wealth gap.

Piano players playing together during music school rehearsal

Learning music has many benefits, but not in the ways you might think.

Boy in sunglasses walks through sunny park with woman

The impact of increased income support during COVID-19 has been viewed as overwhelmingly positive in a new survey of community service workers.

Disability care home

Residential disability care faces many of the same challenges as aged care. Paying close attention to these could help us avert a COVID-19 crisis in Victoria's disability accommodation.

Fruit pickers

New research shows more than 40% of temporary visa holders skipped meals and a third faced homelessness due to a lack of government support during the pandemic.

Three military drone silhouettes in the sky

With drone technology, surveillance software and threat-predicting algorithms, future conflicts could computerise life and death.

Nangai fruit on a branch against a rock

A UNSW professor of environmental management is ensuring the benefits of products developed from local bushfood and medicine are fed back to Indigenous peoples and local communities.

Aboriginal Warlpiri child

The new closing the gap targets are ambitious, especially in the area of early childhood education. But this doesn't mean they can't be met, with the right approach.

USA and China paper boats

As tensions in the disputed waters mount, it's important to understand how this conflict began and what international law says about freedom of navigation and competing maritime claims.

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. 

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