The 2019 Australian Social Policy Conference will be held at UNSW Sydney from Monday 9 September to Wednesday 11 September 2019.

The Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) is the pre-eminent multidisciplinary conference concerned with issues of social policy in Australia and beyond. It attracts over 300 participants from academia, government and the community social welfare sector internationally.

The ASPC will address the most pressing challenges facing Australian policy makers, practitioners and researchers at this key juncture. It will provide a forum for leading national and international researchers and analysts from government and community social welfare sectors in Australia and internationally to present their research findings and debate their implications.

Conference discussion will be organised around the following themes:

  • Poverty, welfare and social inequality
  • Communities, families and children
  • Environment and social policy
  • Disability and care
  • Human services
  • Ageing
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Chinese social policy (special workshop) 

Please note new themes will be introduced for the 2019 conference.