Discover the latest social affairs news about Swinburne’s research, teaching and student success stories.
Women's pay lags behind men's in tourism and hospitality
Mon 20 Nov 2017
Swinburne research shows that women are paid less than men in tourism and hospitality sectors.
Child abuse is due to a disregard for children’s rights
Wed 15 Nov 2017
A disregard for the rights of children has led to sexual abuse in institutional environments royal commission chair has told a Swinburne lecture.
Gay rebels who don’t support same-sex marriage
Mon 06 Nov 2017
Swinburne sociology lecturer Peter Robinson explores why some older gay men are against same-sex marriage.
Understanding filicide will help prevent it
Thu 02 Nov 2017
Filicide, the killing of a child by their parent or caregiver, is estimated to account for 18 to 25% of family homicide cases in Australia.
New Social Innovation Advisory Committee chair
Tue 31 Oct 2017
Pro Bono Australia founder Karen Mahlab to chair Swinburne’s Social Innovation Research Institute Advisory Committee.
Aboriginal tenants at an energy related disadvantage
Mon 30 Oct 2017
Swinburne research finds a majority of aboriginal tenants live in homes with poor energy efficiency.
Forensic researchers win gold with Vic Police
Thu 26 Oct 2017
Swinburne forensic researchers work with Victoria Police and Forensicare to produce award winning project.
Blacksmith’s Tree brings bushfire victims together
Tue 24 Oct 2017
Film-maker Andrew Garton’s latest project brings together victims of Black Saturday bushfires.
Young gay men prepare well for retirement
Thu 19 Oct 2017
A new book shows that younger gay men are more prepared for retirement than many of their older peers.
Taking the pulse of a city: Melbourne's Vital Signs
Mon 16 Oct 2017
PhD candidate Catherine Brown reviews the findings of the Greater Melbourne Vital Signs 2017 report.