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Young Australians witnessing a decline in mental health

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th October 2019 -  Nearly two thirds of young Australians believe the mental health of young people is getting worse, according to new research.

UN pressures governments to stop locking up children

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th September 2019 -  Community groups are urging the Australian government to raise the age of criminal responsibility after a United Nations committee declared children under 16 should not be sent to prison.

Opinion

The humanitarian argument has failed. We must now argue for our kids on the economics.

Penny Dakin, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  Arguing for a better deal for our kids, purely on humanitarian grounds is failing to cut through. It’s time to reframe the debate in terms of economics, writes Penny Dakin, CEO of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).

Young people suffering as drug problems take hold among family and friends

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  Young Australians with friends and family members experiencing drug and alcohol problems are almost twice as likely to feel sad and negative about their future compared to other people, according to new research.

Indigenous advocates slam NT government over new youth detention site

Luke Michael, Friday, 16th August 2019 -  The Northern Territory government’s decision to build a new youth detention centre beside an adult prison has angered Indigenous groups, who say the move ignores a key royal commission recommendation.            

Lead the way towards wellbeing

Contributor, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  MacKillop Family Services is hosting a two-day conference as part of its commitment to support children, young people and families to heal from adversity. 

Building a better business culture for Australia’s children

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th June 2019 -  Australia is being urged to better protect kids from harmful business practices, with a UNICEF report outlining major policy gaps leaving children vulnerable.

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.

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.

After a shock election result, do young people still have a say on Australia’s future?

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  Young people are more important than ever to Australia’s political landscape despite many feeling like their voices are not being heard, a youth sector leader believes.
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