Children as young as ten don’t have access to Medicare if detained. And they’re dying of largely preventable diseases.
People in disadvantaged communities are less likely to access COVID antivirals. That needs to change.
The way Australia’s school system is structured is especially unfair on students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Extending visits from nurses who can listen without judgement and offer practical, evidence-informed advice helps new parents who are experiencing adversity.
The first interim report of the Commission’s five-yearly productivity inquiry glosses over inequity.
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One 11-year old girl told us she knows once rent is paid, there is almost nothing left over. So she never takes school excursion notes home, in case the cost is too much.
The NSW state government has just announced a major overhaul of its selective school program. This aim is to make it fairer for children from disadvantaged backgrounds to secure a coveted spot.
Social factors influence how likely we are to suffer from many types of disease, including cancer.
What do disadvantaged communities need to weather long COVID? Ask them.
In parts of Australia that are already very hot, we show how climate change is driving inequities even further – in housing, energy security and health.
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Our analysis revealed the relative attention our news and opinion pieces gave to First Nations peoples began to grow steadily from around 2005, with a huge peak in 2007.
Boosting income support payments beyond their current austere levels remains a crucial pillar of policy for governments genuinely committed to reducing persistent disadvantage.
Douglas Stuart. Photo: Clive Smith.
The author of Shuggie Bain returns to the public housing schemes of 1980s working-class Glasgow to explore the redemptive power of secure love and the dangers of violent, dominating masculinity.
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A new report on the ongoing impact of the pandemic on social service providers in Victoria found jobs and labour force participation are far from fully recovered.
As lockdowns ease and those who are double-vaccinated gain extra freedoms, we’re likely to see a greater divide between the rich, who tend to have higher vaccination rates, and the poor.
A one-off incentive is a short-sighted fix for a long-standing problem.
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A one-off premium for moving to a challenging school, or another part of the country, is a lacklustre response to a big shortage. It’s also been tried before.
This generation faces wicked problems without simple, single solutions. We need to move beyond the short-term, issue du jour approach that has dominated government responses in recent decades.
A new mapping project shows where different types of disadvantage are most prevalent. The picture is more varied and complex than many people think.
There is a large and widening gap between the richest and poorest Australians in terms of risk of dying before the age of 75, according to a study tracking the trend from 2006-16.
By year three, children identified as having difficulties when they start school, are around nine months behind their peers in learning.