Discover the latest social affairs news about Swinburne’s research, teaching and student success stories.
Sometimes monuments have to fall
Fri 18 Aug 2017
Should statues that represent dark episodes in history be removed or should they be kept as reminders of trauma?
Community sector is a solid platform for fair social housing
Tue 04 Jul 2017
The Victorian government’s housing strategy allows for the transfer of the state’s public housing stock to the community housing sector.
Change Agents episode six
Thu 29 Jun 2017
The death of Melbourne heart surgeon Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann has again focused attention on so-called “one-punch” attacks.
Home ownership remains strong in Australia
Wed 28 Jun 2017
The great Australia dream of owning your own home is still alive despite the various problems plaguing housing affordability.
Should governments provide funding for journalism?
Wed 21 Jun 2017
Whether government should fund public interest journalism in Australia is a question a Senate select committee is currently considering.
Swinburne leads commitment to ‘Child Safe Standards’
Fri 16 Jun 2017
Working with Children Checks will be mandatory for all staff, in a heightened commitment to child safety.
Screening for family violence report
Mon 05 Jun 2017
The screening of family violence is irregular and does not always meet the needs of those seeking housing support.
Beat the 'winter blues' as the season changes
Thu 01 Jun 2017
Psychology Professor Greg Murray provides tips for transitioning into the colder months of the year.
The insecurity of private renters – how do they manage it?
Wed 24 May 2017
Private renters' security in Australia has less legal protection than in other countries. A new study reveals responses to this state of uncertainty.
Gender pay gap is hurting productivity
Mon 15 May 2017
Narrowing the wage gap between men and women would not only deliver equal income, but boost long-term productivity.