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Victorian mental health system not responding to kids’ needs

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  Children as young as 13 are being treated in adult mental health facilities with some kept for months longer than necessary, an independent review has found.

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Cross-sectors unite to make Melbourne greener

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  Melbourne has become the first city in Australia to launch a comprehensive strategy to increase and protect green urban spaces in a bid to dull the effects of climate change and protect the city’s most vulnerable.  

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Setting Aussie kids up for success

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  An Australian charity is developing a 10-year roadmap for early childhood research focused on helping vulnerable children get the best start in life.

Hot Topic

Climate change: ‘A near-to-mid-term existential threat to human civilisation’

Contributor, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  We need strong, determined leadership in government, in business and in our communities to ensure a sustainable future for humankind, writes Admiral Chris Barrie, AC RAN Retired.

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Mobile finance program to reunite Indigenous owners with lost super

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  A finance program will tour through the Northern Territory and Western Australia to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders reunite with superannuation they might have never known they had.

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Dealing with the trauma of youth homelessness

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  The lowest point was when the police officer came to the door. Jessica* was already at breaking point, and now the police were handing her a warrant giving her family two days to leave their home.

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Australia still has work to do on gender equality

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Australia is performing poorly on gender equality issues related to climate action and gender data, according to a global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index.

Opinion

Here’s what needs to happen to get the NDIS back on track

Contributor, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  Helen Dickinson, professor of public service research at the University of New South Wales, plots the road ahead for the new minister for the NDIS, in this article which first appeared in The Conversation.

Child trafficking in the modern world: A tragedy we can all help to fight without much effort

Contributor, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  This EOFY is the perfect opportunity to start making a stand and saving tax in the process.

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Family comes first for Indigenous Australians

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 -  Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in financial stress are putting the wellbeing of their family and community ahead of their own wealth, according to new research.
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