Social Affairs

Ernie Dingo presenting on NITV

First Nations media are leading better conversations about the significance of the day – and issues facing Indigenous communities every day of the year.

emma jane

For as long as sex has existed, people have been shamed for talking about it. To this day, kids are taught a very narrow perspective on sex education which is comprised mostly of details of erections, ejaculations, and acts of heterosexual penetration.

Protesters rally against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Los Angeles in December

China has been unfazed by diplomatic boycotts by the west. In Beijing’s eyes, the Olympics still have broad support by many nations and, importantly, corporate sponsors.

upset person with head in crossed arms being consoled by a hand on shoulder

A national survey of community organisation staff reveals the sector is struggling to meet the increasing demand for services.

Woman recording herself teaching a maths lesson from home

A new online resource to guide and inspire university teachers is helping to build an academic community that recognises good teaching practice.

asylum seekers look through a wire fence at a detention centre

The mounting urgency about asylum seekers trying to reach the UK by boat does not sweep aside the need for reasoned and rational policymaking.

A child's hand behind a fence

The legacy of the Tampa affair echoes in Australia’s refugee and immigration policies and systems to this day.

A house in regional Australia

UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership research shows the impact of the pandemic on long-standing unaffordability, inequality and indebtedness.

a sad child crying into their arms while sitting hunched on a window silll

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

Landscape shot of people standing near Kentucky Creek Dam Uralla

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

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