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SPRC researcher awarded at the APSAD Annual 2018 Auckland Scientific Alcohol & Drug Conference Article - Posted on 6 December 2018

Dr Claire Wilkinson, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney, won the Late Breaker Presentations at the APSAD Annual 2018 Auckland Scientific Alcohol & Drug Conference.

SPRC Seminar Series 2019 Article - Posted on 5 December 2018

The SPRC 2019 seminar series is taking submissions.

China’s Digital Economy Offers Employment For Disabled People In The Media - Posted on 4 December 2018

The digital economy offers new employment opportunities for China’s disabled people. Expanding the digital economy to include broader parts of the population combines the economic goal of China’s transition to a high-tech nation with the political imperatives of growth and social stability. This is the fourth part of a series based on a MERICS publication on social services in China.

It’s not just Newstart. Single parents are $271 per fortnight worse off. Labor needs an overarching welfare review In The Media - Posted on 3 December 2018

Thirty years after Prime Minister Bob Hawke famously promised that by 1990 no Australian child would live in poverty, Bill Shorten has promised that, if elected, Labor will use a “root and branch review” to lift the rate of the Newstart unemployment benefit.

ARC success for Arts & Social Sciences researchers In The Media - Posted on 3 December 2018

Staff within the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences has been awarded 16 grants following former Education Minister Simon Birmingham's controversial veto last year.

One in five NSW high school kids suffers “severe” deprivation of life’s essentials In The Media - Posted on 26 November 2018

It’s tough for any high school student these days. Social media, the uncertainties of adolescence, trying to fit in - trying to figure out who you are.

'Everyone had to wait': Why kids without laptops struggle at school In The Media - Posted on 26 November 2018

It's tough being one of the only kids in class without their own computer. Everything takes longer, from writing assignments to making notes in class.

"It would take the others 30 seconds to write up things from the board, and me, sitting there with a reliable pen – I would take three minutes," said Jacob Young. "Everyone would have to wait for me – they would say, 'Jake are you done yet?"

New report sheds light on young Australians and poverty In The Media - Posted on 26 November 2018

The report, produced with UNSW Sydney, for the first time allows young people to explain in revealing detail their experiences of poverty.

Drug law reform. Do we need these ideas? In The Media - Posted on 6 November 2018

Alison Ritter talks with Sarah Macdonald from ABC Sydney about drug decriminalisation. Segment begins at 1:54.

Melbourne's "Dry Zones" voting rights to be abolished In The Media - Posted on 5 November 2018

Victoria’s opposition leader Daniel Andrews plans to scrap the remaining dry zones if he wins the November Victorian election. Claire Wilkinson from SPRC speaks with Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah at 1hr38m.