Discover the latest social affairs news about Swinburne’s research, teaching and student success stories.
Older adults love online dating
Wed 26 Feb 2014
Swinburne's Associate Dean Karen Farquharson and Sue Malta write about the large number of older adults who are participating in online dating.
Personality differences: trolls and cyberstalkers aren't the same
Swinburne lecturer Troy Mcewan explains the difference between online trolls and cyberstalkers.
Australia trafficks and abuses asylum seeker children
Tue 25 Feb 2014
Swinburne Professor of Human Rights Linda Briskman co-writes a piece that explores the treatments of child asylum seekers.
Violence and mental illness: harsh reality demands sensitive answers
Fri 21 Feb 2014
The relationship between violence and mental illness is a contentious issue, write Swinburne forensic academics Rosemary Purcell and James Ogloff.
Swinburne alumna appointed Humanitarian Affairs Youth Ambassador
Fri 14 Feb 2014
Swinburne alumna Liz Rodriguez has been appointed Humanitarian Affairs UK Youth Ambassador for 2014.
New Zealand's 'Bondi Bludger' and other Australian myths
Tue 11 Feb 2014
There are many points of comparison between Australia and New Zealand. But there are notable differences, writes Swinburne's Peter Mares.
You don't need to feel alone.
Fri 07 Feb 2014
If you are having a tough time and looking for someone to talk to, help is now close at hand at headspace Hawthorn
Un-Designing Apathy: Designs for Systems of Caring
Thu 06 Feb 2014
How does design translate the value of caring into tangible social experiences? Swinburne's Associate Professor Dori Tunstall explores the idea.
To each their own no longer applies to China
Tue 28 Jan 2014
Swinburne's Professor John Fitzgerald discusses the value differences separating Australia from China.
Stop worrying and learn to love online retail
Fri 10 Jan 2014
Dr Scott Ewing says Australian retailers are widely believed to have stumbled online, but half of all purchasing is done on local websites.