Social Affairs

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While politicians ignore calls to raise Newstart, alarming levels of financial stress among private renters, particularly in low-rent outer suburbs, show why current welfare payments are too low.

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Making super voluntary for low earners, as proposed by a Liberal senator, would leave more women vulnerable in old age.

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UNSW’s third appearance at Mardi Gras created a sense of empowerment for students and staff.

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Australia’s policymakers must address the cultural and institutional barriers that exist for Indigenous Australians instead of framing them as a problem for society. 

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The Safety, Sexual Harassment and Assault at Australian Music Festivals report is the first national study to investigate sexual violence at music festivals.

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Help with reading and writing increases the probability of receiving the Disability Support Pension by about 20%.

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If you're poor, female, or live in rural Australia, you're less likely to access the NDIS or get as much bang for your buck.

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There are currently more recorded refugees than any point in history, most of whom live in cities that are not equipped to handle their unique experiences and needs.

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Children are still being held in police cells and juvenile detention for low-range offences, under alarming conditions. Here's how their mental health and future prospects suffer.

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UNSW Chancellor David Gonski launched the evidence-based Kaldor Centre Principles for Australian Refugee Policy in Sydney last night.

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