Australian Social Policy Conference 2015, Call for papers  

Closing date: 20 April 2015

Abstract submissions are now open for the  2015 Australian Social Policy Conference, which will be held in Sydney at UNSW Australia from 28-30 September 2015.

The Conference presents work from researchers, teachers, students and practitioners of social policy. Papers can report the results of research, discuss conceptual approaches to contemporary social policy, describe work in progress, or raise issues for debate. Discussion will be organised around themes that cover a wide range of social policy topics, including:

  • Poverty, welfare and social inequality
  • Communities, families and children
  • Environment and social policy
  • Disability, rights and care
  • Human services
  • Ageing, rights and entitlements
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Chinese social policy (special workshop on Monday 28 September)
  • Open strand

International contributions are particularly encouraged.

Please submit an abstract of up to 250 words for consideration, nominating a theme from the list above. Criteria for selection will include academic quality, originality, accessibility, and relevance to current debates in social policy. Where papers are based on empirical research, preference will be given to abstracts showing evidence of research results. We welcome papers presenting all points of view.

We are also inviting proposals for special sessions, including groups of related papers within the contributed paper streams. Please send proposals to

Call for papers closes: 20 April 2015

Early bird registration closes: 30 July 2015

To submit an abstract, or for more information, go to .