Social Affairs

Fruit pickers

New research shows more than 40% of temporary visa holders skipped meals and a third faced homelessness due to a lack of government support during the pandemic.

Three military drone silhouettes in the sky

With drone technology, surveillance software and threat-predicting algorithms, future conflicts could computerise life and death.

Nangai fruit on a branch against a rock

A UNSW professor of environmental management is ensuring the benefits of products developed from local bushfood and medicine are fed back to Indigenous peoples and local communities.

Aboriginal Warlpiri child

The new closing the gap targets are ambitious, especially in the area of early childhood education. But this doesn't mean they can't be met, with the right approach.

USA and China paper boats

As tensions in the disputed waters mount, it's important to understand how this conflict began and what international law says about freedom of navigation and competing maritime claims.

Crowds of people walking across a sunlit street

An annual trends report says addressing the impact of COVID-19, stigma and the distrust of public health is needed to ensure harm reduction and raise treatment numbers. 

child with hearing aid

A seven week survey asked questions on the experiences of students with disabilities and their families when schools across Australia had mostly closed, and children learnt remotely.

Three young women in Merowe, Sudan

Responses to female circumcision need to consider its relationship with the cultures of initiation and conceptions of womanhood in countries like Sudan, a UNSW academic says.

Boy eating an ice cream on an abandoned street in China

A UNSW report considers China’s children affected by migration and climate change, and the necessary social policy reforms required to protect their rights. 

Australian veteran war medals on military uniform

A new study into the prevalence of homelessness in ex-serving men and women calls for urgent policy attention and improved services.

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