Technological innovation is transforming human society fundamentally. It has already reshaped the ways people think about vulnerabilities and disadvantages. It has brought new challenges to policy makers as well as opportunities.
We're pleased to announce that four scholars, Jodie Kidd, Axelle Marjolin, Sarah Mortimer and Karen Wilcox, have been awarded prestigious Scientia PhD Scholarships to study at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), commencing in 2018.
Changes to the delivery of disability and aged care services are making it harder for many carers* to take a break, says a newly established network of organisations that either deliver, broker or evaluate carer respite across New South Wales (NSW
Disability researchers at UNSW Sydney are putting the finishing touches to a ground-breaking initiative to help transform the lives of people with disability by harnessing research and innovation across all faculties and disciplines.
A panel of academics, activists and advocates debated the tension between claiming commonality and celebrating difference in the experiences of people with disability at a special event hosted by the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC).
Close to three million Australians were living below the poverty line in 2014. “As a country that prides itself on an egalitarian culture, we should be determined to change this picture,” says Cassandra Goldie.
The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) today released a new report showing that 731,300 children or 17.4% of all children in Australia are living in poverty, an increase of 2 percentage points over the past 10 years (from 2004-2014).