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We ignored the evidence and the nation is aflame. Let’s not do the same with our kids.

Penny Dakin, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  As Australians face unprecedented threats from bushfires, we are seeing the results of evidence ignored. A potential social and economic firestorm awaits many Australian children unless we take evidence off the shelf and turn it into action, writes A

Young Aussies struggling to find work

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th December 2019 -  New research shows nearly one in five unemployed young people have been out of work for more than a year

Community groups say investment needed to fix Victoria’s ‘broken’ out-of-home care system

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd November 2019 -  New research says the state government could save $1.6 billion over the next decade through targeted investment in the child protection system

Aussie children’s concerns ignored

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 21st November 2019 -  Advocates meet to discuss how to tackle issues concerning Aussie kids 

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. 
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