Poverty in childhood leads to poverty in adulthood
New University of Melbourne research finds Australian children from poor homes are over three times more likely to suffer adult poverty – and more must be done.
Better engaging culturally diverse communities during COVID-19
COVID-19 response in Australia’s Victoria needs more focus on poorer and culturally and linguistically diverse communities say University of Melbourne experts
How can we open up Melbourne while tackling disadvantage?
Melbourne’s COVID-19 cases concentrate in the north and west. University of Melbourne experts look at this pattern and how to ‘re-open’ and tackle disadvantage.
Homelessness and violence
For young people experiencing homelessness, violence can be a daily issue of survival and protection, says a University of Melbourne and Deakin University study
A chance to even the odds
A child’s destiny is influenced by socio-economic status and location, but quality early learning can help even the odds, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Is life getting better for people with disabilities?
Study suggests there's only been mixed progress in improving the lives of people with disabilities, say University of Melbourne and University of Sydney experts
Why do people really become homeless?
Research from the University of Melbourne shows that, while drug use and homelessness are linked, the effect isn't nearly as high as most people think.
Taking a clear look at inequality
Inequality in Australia is relatively stable but pockets of disadvantage need serious attention including job opportunities says University of Melbourne expert
Melbourne's housing crisis and homelessness
As Melbourne faces a housing crisis, a University of Melbourne expert looks at a new scheme that's getting people who’ve become homeless into home ownership.
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