Social Affairs

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Renowned architect Professor Glenn Murcutt has become the first Australian to join the jury of architecture's most prestigious award, the Pritzker Prize.

International experts will discuss the challenges of developing a policy framework for parenting in Australia at a conference hosted by the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Thursday April 8.

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One of Australia's most celebrated authors has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by UNSW.

No government is seriously concerned about its impact on future generations despite intergovernmental reports and claims to the contrary, argues professor of public policy Jenny Stewart.

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The forthcoming Murray-Darling Basin Plan is a once-in-a-life time opportunity to restore the ailing river system, says an eminent group of Australian scientists headed by Professor Richard Kingsford.

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NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has donated $20,000 to a team of refugee and migrant youths who are seeking to to be part of this year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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A book exploring the successes and challenges of the path toward self-governance for Indigenous Australians is to be published following a UNSW workshop.

Young Australians are being asked whether media messages influence their attitudes to illicit drugs.

Australian history needs to be rewritten to reflect the experiences of people institutionalised as children, the Australasian Social Welfare History Workshop has been told.

A former Australian diplomat has been appointed Director of the Confucius Institute at UNSW.

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