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Decision to raise detention age in Tasmania only a ‘first step’ in youth justice reform

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 10th June 2022 -  Advocates say more action is needed for the welfare of children.


Re-imagining the child protection system

Dr Lisa J. Griffiths, Thursday, 9th June 2022 -  In the wake of conversations about the excessive workloads of child protection workers, Dr Lisa J. Griffiths questions why we keep focusing on the flaws in the system, instead of talking about how we fix it.

Youth matters

Labor promised a better future. Now what? A perspective from a young Australian

Ally Cooper, Wednesday, 1st June 2022 -  The newly elected Labor government strikes a more progressive note than its predecessor, but sadly lacks in some key areas. Will they deliver? Ally Cooper puts the ALP on notice.

Not for profit helps students soar

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 11th April 2022 -  A not for profit in Western Sydney is helping stop disadvantaged students from falling through the cracks.

Youth matters

Federal budget ignores young people and our future

Ashley Oehler, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Overall, the budget demonstrates the clear lack of consideration for young people, writes Ashley Oehler in their youth take on the budget.

Youth matters

Student mental health is a vital part of education

Aakriti, Friday, 11th March 2022 -  We need teachers, parents, carers, families and the community to listen to us and understand how serious this is, write VicSRC executive committee members Aakriti, Gitaanjali and Jasmine.


How to support young people on their digital journeys

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 -  Deb Tsorbaris reflects on the ways we can empower children, young people and families to use the internet as a force for good.

Youth matters

The customer is not always right…

Ani Prakash, Thursday, 3rd February 2022 -  Ani Prakash reflects on what must be done to protect retail and hospitality workers, many of whom are young people, from facing increasing abuse from customers.


The issue of violence against children should never be ignored

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 26th January 2022 -  Violence against children exists on a scale that is not acceptable, and we as a community could be doing much more to prevent it, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.


Crisis with a child’s face: Why children are the hidden victims of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dane Moores, Monday, 17th January 2022 -  While all the attention has been on the health impacts of adults during the pandemic, more and more research is revealing children as the hidden victims of the virus, write Mercy Jumo and Dane Moores.
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