News: Societal wellbeing

Abuse of Powers of Attorney under the spotlight

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In the face of increasing concerns about the abuse of Powers of Attorney, legal experts are asking for submissions as part of their review of existing South Australian law.

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A return to the wild for better immune health

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Revegetating green spaces within cities can improve soil quality and has been linked to human health benefits.

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The many faces of social housing in Australia

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Social housing has been home to many Australians over its 80+ year history. 

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How to flatten the curve of coronavirus, a mathematician explains

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Slowing the spread of the coronavirus is of utmost importance for Australians, with the Federal government continuing to provide new updates about hygiene and social distancing requirements to ease the stress on hospital beds. 

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Newstart debate must focus on people, not politics

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Economics researchers at the University of Adelaide are urging politicians to address the issue of the Newstart Allowance with maturity and consider increasing it by as much as $120 per week.

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Emergency communication in a digital world

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Enhancing information flows and strengthening communication systems for use during emergencies can save lives, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide.

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Working towards wellbeing

Working towards wellbeing

Creating pathways to employment and wellbeing for refugee women.

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Poor housing leaves its mark on our mental health for years to come

Poor housing leaves its mark on our mental health for years to come

The damaging effects of housing disadvantage on people’s mental health can persist even years after their housing situation improves.

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