Social issues

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Social policy
Social problems
Social sciences
NARROWER TERMS
Guide

Gender impact assessment toolkit

Gender impact assessments are a way of critically thinking about how policies, programs and services will meet the different needs of women, men and gender diverse people. The aim of gender impact assessments is to create better and fairer outcomes and ensure all people have...
Report

NSW public libraries: the COVID-19 response

Public libraries in NSW adapted and innovated in response to the challenges that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. This report describes how libraries initially adapted to balance continuity of service with community safety, and gives examples of the nimble responses that many libraries exhibited...
Report

Leading Thinker residency: behavioural insights and gender equality - final report

The VicHealth Leading Thinkers initiative translates pioneering global approaches in behavioural insights into practical strategies and applications for Victorian organisations. This report outlines the key achievements of the residency, along with some reflections on the journey.
Report

Child protection in the time of COVID-19

This report presents child protection data for March to September 2020, with comparisons to 2019. Selected information is also presented on risk factors for child abuse, including income and housing stress, parental mental health, substance use, and domestic violence.
Guide

The dangerous combination of gambling and domestic and family violence against women

This guide has been developed to build the capacity of workers in the domestic and family violence (DFV), gambling help and financial counselling sectors in order to support women who have been affected by DFV (including economic abuse) from a male partner, where the DFV...
Draft report

Dalarinji – ‘Your story’: preliminary report to community

This preliminary report shows the need to understand the experiences and perspectives of young First Nations LGBTIQA+ peoples living in Australia.
Report

The wealth of the public

This report explores what an alternative to the welfare state could look like.
Technical report

Low-income households and insurance patterns

This report provides an analysis of 20,405 No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) applicants with Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, concerning their rates of insurance and average expenditure for policies.
Video

Revisiting the revolution: Whitlam and women

This video accompanies the Whitlam Legacy Paper "Revisiting the revolution: Whitlam and women", written by the late Susan Ryan AO.
Essay

Revisiting the revolution: Whitlam and women

This essay documents the remarkable achievements of trailblazing feminists involved in the Women’s Revolution of the ‘70s, alongside insights from emerging leaders from today’s feminist vanguard.