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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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People travelling into Australia will now have to self-isolate for 14 days – one of a range of measures announced at the weekend by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, with the aim of slowing the spread of the coronavirus and easing 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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Peter Dutton is whipping up fear on the medevac law, but it defies logic and compassion

Peter Dutton is whipping up fear on the medevac law, but it defies logic and compassion

The medevac law was passed to streamline the process for emergency medical evacuation of refugees from Manus Island and Nauru.

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Why are green urban spaces good for us?

Why are green urban spaces good for us?

Investigating how biodiverse green urban spaces benefit cities and societies.

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