Discover the latest social affairs news about Swinburne’s research, teaching and student success stories.
One in four Australians are lonely
Fri 09 Nov 2018
A Swinburne report has found half of Australians feel lonely for at least one day a week, while one in four feel lonely for three or more days.
The benefits and pitfalls of working in isolation
Dr Agustin Chevez says isolation at work can be unhealthy. But it can also be a good thing.
Who wins and who loses when platforms like Airbnb disrupt housing?
Thu 08 Nov 2018
Dr Sharon Parkinson says current owners benefit from short-term letting platforms, leaving prospective owners and tenants disadvantaged.
Coffee consumers in university settings
Wed 07 Nov 2018
Dr Jonathan Kingsley writes that universities should take the lead in reduction of disposable coffee cup use.
Five projects that are harnessing big data for good
Fri 02 Nov 2018
Dr Anthony McCosker and Dr Arezou Soltani Panah say ethical use of big data can help solve society’s most difficult social and environmental problems.
Mapping wellbeing in the workplace
Tue 30 Oct 2018
Swinburne and Access Australia are mapping wellbeing at two social enterprises that offer support for people experiencing social marginalisation.
University journalism programs launch The Junction
Wed 24 Oct 2018
Swinburne is collaborating with 10 other Australian university journalism programs to create a platform for storytelling.
Young Mums secures Victorian Government grant
Fri 05 Oct 2018
The Swinburne Young Mums program has won a government grant to support its micro business, Snuggle Boxes.
A community fix for the affordable housing crisis
Fri 21 Sep 2018
Peter Mares says the innovation in providing social housing is coming from community housing providers around the country. And it's desperately needed given
It’s time to tax the family home
Mon 17 Sep 2018
Adjunct Fellow Peter Mares writes it’s time for those who have benefited from the property boom to share their wealth.