The Australians stuck below the poverty line
University of Melbourne research shows persistent poverty in Australia is higher than previously thought, with the most disadvantaged struggling to exit poverty
Henderson’s legacy: Revisiting universal basic income
Many view a Universal Basic Income as controversial, but a University of Melbourne expert and former Deputy PM argues the idea is now more relevant than ever.
Helping early school leavers
New University of Melbourne research identifies how to better support early school leavers through the VET system.
Disadvantage, family breakdown and homelessness
University of Melbourne research looks at the statistics to reveal a link between relationship breakdown and homelessness in Australia's disadvantaged families.
Making workplace laws work for those with disabilities
A new approach to welfare-to-work programs should make it easier for people with disabilities to find employment, but women continue to face added disadvantage.
How research can improve outcomes
The 2016 Disability, Human Rights and Social Equity Conference, hosted by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne.
Why society is making people with disabilities sick
With a diagnosis of MS and a son with autism, Professor Anne Kavanagh's research into the health of people with disability is profoundly personal.
Quality early learning out of reach for many
Children from poor backgrounds need quality early learning for the best chance of doing well at school, but the top centres are concentrated in well-off suburbs