Social Affairs

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Addressing the over-representation of parental offenders in child sexual abuse is vital to primary prevention and survivor support.

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Inclusive decision-making that consults local communities is key to making informed choices on environmental issues such as water security.

Aboriginal voters line up on election day

A proposal for voter ID requirements could further disenfranchise vulnerable people of society who don’t have access to the ID documents, particularly First Nations people.

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A new study shows the impacts of child sex abuse material on the families of offenders - who are described as ‘secondary victims’.

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Systemic reform for housing policy in Australia is still needed despite innovative emergency responses during the pandemic.

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Around two in every 100 people have sex characteristics between the male-female binary definitions. Training for doctors and other health workers needs to reflect this.

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A new book tells the story of the offices and frontline staff who work with Australia’s most disadvantaged job seekers.

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Although mateship is largely seen as a positive feature of Australian life, defining it is difficult and attempts to politicise it are generally frowned upon.

Woman stands in front of her destroyed home in Vanuatu

As climate change amplifies the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, evacuations are likely to become increasingly common and costly – in human and economic terms.

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Prisons seem an unlikely source of outstanding university students, but it is. What’s more, those who have done such study are much less likely to re-offend when they get out.

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