Social Justice, Practice and Theory

A new online, open access social work and social policy journal published by Social Work and Policy Studies, University of Sydney through the University of Sydney Library.  Please register to be informed when submissions are open or a new issue is published.


Social Justice, Practice and Theory aims to provide a platform for those advancing knowledge and debate on any aspect of social justice-informed social work, social policy, practice or theory.

With a goal of publishing twice yearly, the journal welcomes submissions that explore questions of: social injustice; inequity; systemic and/or individual oppression; the power dynamics of social relations such as race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, age, region, political economy; questions engaging with intersectionality and multiple oppressions; and various forms of resistance, social change, social policy and social justice initiatives.  


Margot Rawsthorne, University of Sydney, Australia

Donna Baines, University of British Columbia, Canada


Editorial Board

Malcolm Carey, University of Chester, UK

Bonnie Freeman, McMaster University, Canada

Paul Michael Garrett, NUI Galway, Republic of Ireland

Jude Irwin (Emeritus), University of Sydney, Australia

Mary Mitchell, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Lindsey Napier (Emeritus), University of Sydney, Australia

Alankaar Sharma, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Frank Wang, National Chen Chi University, Taiwan

Vol 2, No 2 (2019): Student Edition

This edition of Social Justice Practice and Theory continues our commitment to building and sharing knowledge. In keeping with our commitment to publishing ‘emerging voices on emerging topics’ this edition showcases the work of undergraduate and post-graduate social work students.

Table of Contents

Student Edition

Margot Rawsthorne, Donna Baines
Hannah Cheers, Max Rickman, Emily Campbell, Stuart James Ewings
Alice Di Maggio
Stuart James Ewings
Lisa Godwin
Yvonne Louise Hughes
Naomi Joseph
Lila Rhodes