In 2021 the Australian Social Policy Conference will be an online conference held from 25 October–5 November. There will be no registration fee. 

It will consist of two sessions each day, with content to be managed by the convenor of each session. We anticipate each session will include 3–5 presentations and run for 1.5–2.5 hours. 

We will not be having an open abstract submission process in 2021. 

Conference sessions will address contemporary issues in the context of ongoing social policy themes, including:  

  • Poverty, welfare and social inequality 
  • Communities, families and children 
  • Digital technologies and social policy 
  • Environment and social policy 
  • Disability and rights 
  • Housing and location 
  • Human services 
  • Ageing 
  • Health and social policy 
  • Indigenous peoples 
  • Chinese social policy 

We are encouraging convenors to include multiple voices in their presentations and sessions that include people from multiple research teams and a diversity of presenters. 

If you are interested in convening a session, please email with a short description of the session topic and likely presenters and/or paper topics by 15 September.