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Eli Melky, who served as the Country Liberal Party's assistant treasurer before aligning himself with the Palmer United Party, says he is outraged by treatment of young people in juvenile detention and has announced he will stand against the Northern Territory's Chief Minister Adam Giles...
In the last decade, thousands of foreign workers have been recruited to the dairy industry's hardest and dirtiest jobs.
Many South Island farms are now reliant on these migrants for milk production.
Unions say worker exploitation is rife, driving down farm wages and...
This dialogue examines the growth of inequality in Australia.
This Dialogue, recorded at Swinburne on 18 September 2014, focused on one of the ‘elephants in the room’ – the growth of inequality in Australia. Australia was, and remains, less unequal than...
New South Wales Minister for Community Services and Women, Pru Goward speaks about managing and breaking disadvantage.
Despite Australia's egalitarian traditions, a long-term study of people born in 1990 has found that social and economic disadvantage is often inherited, passed from parents to children.
Researchers with the Brotherhood of St Laurence have followed 140 students from two inner city suburbs in...
Findings from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
This paper presents findings from a study commissioned by The Smith Family and conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, which aimed to identify key influences on Australian children’s school readiness,...