Discover the latest social affairs news about Swinburne’s research, teaching and student success stories.
Scott Morrison’s unfinished business
Wed 04 Feb 2015
As immigration minister, Scott Morrison introduced legislative amendments that reduce transparency and accountability, writes Swinburne's Peter Mares.
Campbell Newman and the ghost of Joh Bjelke-Petersen
Fri 30 Jan 2015
The Liberal National Party forgot it was governing in the 21st century, writes Brian Costar. The results have been disastrous.
“Queue jumping”: the view from afar
Tue 27 Jan 2015
The fairness of Australia’s refugee policies looks different at the Al Zaatari camp, writes Swinburne Adjunct Fellow David Corlett
Who is afraid of Pegida?
Thu 22 Jan 2015
Anti-immigration demonstrations in the old East Germany have been dwarfed by crowds across Germany supporting the country’s new openness
Un-doing development bloat
Thu 15 Jan 2015
Swinburne Associate Professor Dori Tunstall discusses some development projects in India suffering from development bloat.
Swinburne and Kildonan UnitingCare partner to tackle financial hardship
Thu 27 Nov 2014
An Australian-first project that aims to ‘triage’ financial issues and facilitate debt relief.
Swinburne professor elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
Mon 24 Nov 2014
Professor John Fitzgerald, a leading expert on China, was recently elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Why Australia's policy on asylum seekers is not working
Mon 13 Oct 2014
Experts are calling for a reframing of 'unjust' asylum seeker policy
Confronted by begging for spare change? Vouchers might be better
Wed 08 Oct 2014
Michael Liffman discusses how for many people, the dilemma in giving money to beggars is whether it will be spent in a way that is helpful or harmful.
Baby boomers play risky business
Tue 07 Oct 2014
Swinburne and Pitcher Partners collaborate in an ambitious study of family business planning.