Social Affairs

A robot and human interacting

Designers who use ethics to shape better companion robots will end up making better humans, too, say UNSW researchers.

ageing couple holding hands

A little support could go a long way to help us stay in our homes and age with grace.

A man with head in his hands

People are more likely to turn to drugs in times of heightened stress and anxiety, says UNSW’s Dr George Dertadian.

US satirical political cartoon

UNSW’s Dr Mark Rolfe says satire was historically a way to express emotions such as anger, contempt and fear in safe and cathartic ways.

Watchdog dictionary definition

UNSW’s Dr Mark Rolfe supports the independent funding model proposed by ICAC for a national anti-corruption body.

Hands of an old man

Part of the solution to the rising funding problem might be a Medicare-style levy.

digital medical record on a tablet

Communities affected by blood-borne viruses and STIs are more likely to opt out of digital health services, says a new national study.

nsw police officer

The increasing use of on-the-spot penalty notices by police should have us concerned, a UNSW expert says.

Truck rollover accident

Relying on regulation through licensing alone will not combat unsafe trucking practices, says UNSW’s Dr Christopher Walker.

People sleeping rough on the streets

Australia found shelter for more than 33,000 rough sleepers and other homeless people during the pandemic, but a coming surge in homelessness demands a comprehensive national housing strategy.

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