Social Affairs

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Indigenous Australians are vastly over-represented in the prison population, but the success of a new program is offering hope that it can be turned around.

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The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.

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Fixing Newstart isn't enough. We need a comprehensive inquiry into our complex and bewildering social security system, especially as it applies to single parents.

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Education through to the end of high school is a birthright in Australia but many kids are missing out on important parts of that birthright in ways that leave them feeling like losers and outsiders.

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The report, produced with UNSW Sydney, for the first time allows young people to explain in revealing detail their experiences of poverty.

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A tenfold increase in building is needed to overcome the current social housing shortfall and cover projected growth in need. But it can be done, and direct public investment is the cheapest way.

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It's easy to get excited about the potential for robots to help care for the sick, injured and elderly, but we need the right regulations in place to deal with issues as they emerge.

Susan Dodds

UNSW’s Arts & Social Sciences Dean, Susan Dodds, gave a Festival of Dangerous Ideas audience food for thought on how to better support the most vulnerable people in our society.

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Victorian Opposition leader Matthew Guy said under Premier Daniel Andrews, 'Victoria has won the unenviable title as the state with the country’s highest rate of crime'. Is that right?

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Attempting to tame nature and our land and rivers is an Australian obsession that looks doomed to keep failing.

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