Wellbeing, human rights + fairness

Wellbeing, human rights and fairness includes pieces discussing the nature of well being, the idea of social inclusion, poverty and inequality in Australia and human rights.

Fact & Issue Sheets

Wellbeing and happinesss

Wellbeing and happiness describes philosophical arguments and recent research about wellbeing and suggests how individuals might approach wellbeing and happiness…

A fair Australia

A fair Australia describes different notions and principles of fairness and disadvantage in Australia, particularly Indigenous disadvantage…

Social inclusion

Social inclusion describes the nature of social inclusion and exclusion, European action related to social inclusion and Australian policy initiatives…

Poverty in Australia and its causes

Poverty in Australia defines poverty and describes how it is measured, who lives in poverty and five different causes of poverty…

Indicators of inequality

Indicators of inequality lists a range of indicators of inequality in Australia…

Human rights

Human rights describes different categories of human rights, the modern human rights movement, human rights in Australia and the challenges of human rights…

Essays, Books & Reports

In or out? Building an inclusive nation

The essay In or out? argues that Australia needs a new social policy based on social inclusion principles and social investment to strengthen our economy…

Human Rights For and Against

The essay Human Rights For and Against discusses the adequacy of human rights protection in Australia and and arguments for and against a charter of rights…

Recent releases


Hear Our Voice book cover Hear Our Voice Ken Coghill & Paula Wright

New reports

Book cover Are we progressing: Comprehensive monitoring and reporting in Australia Andrew Macintosh & Deb Wilkinson

New Essays

HRFA-cover Human Rights For and Against Spencer Zifcak & Alison King

Aus-Economy The Australian Economy Ian McAuley

GPoverty-img Global poverty Michelle Sowey

For the launch of the new web site:

Democracy in Australia

Full revisions completed.

Fact and Issue Sheets

Revisions to nearly all sheets completed.

School resources

Full revisions completed.