Social Affairs

close up shot of a social housing block

Many low-income households can endure temperatures in their homes close to 40°C during summer and as little as 5°C during winter.

Closing the other gap

Meaningful engagement with Indigenous knowledge in education is vital for reconciliation. 

protester holding a rent control now sign at a housing crisis rally

Regulating rent increases could provide cost-of-living relief for those feeling the biggest squeeze.

a homeless person sitting on the street

While we wait for a national housing plan, inflation threatens to squeeze more households out of their homes and onto the streets.

wind turbines in the countryside

Key to success will be transitioning to an ecologically sustainable economy, with greener technologies and industries.

a young woman concentrates while working at a laptop

Some NDIS participants worry if they don’t spend their annual funds, they won’t be offered the same support in their next plan – and it’s harder for some to use what they’ve been allocated.

empty school classroom

It’s not enough to simply reduce poor working conditions. We must create supportive working environments where teachers can thrive.

Shame and stigma around monkeypox will hinder vaccination efforts

Lessons from the HIV epidemic should be applied to efficiently tackle the monkeypox outbreak and to avoid stigma.

Indigenous Australians in tribal gear perform in a ceremony

Australian Governments must embrace Indigenous Nation Building if the Uluru Statement is to lead to effective structural reform and self-determined government for First Nations peoples.

Melancholy woman alone beside window

A partnership between UNSW’s Gendered Violence Research Network and Commonwealth Bank is raising awareness around groups at greater risk of economic and financial abuse.

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