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Students are amid a mental health and education crisis

Aakriti Malhotra, Monday, 13th September 2021 -  How far are governments prepared to go to provide the support that students and young people need right now, asks year 10 student and VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee member Aakriti Malhotra, who shares three things students would like to

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Out-of-home care system failing young people

Sue Shilbury, Tuesday, 24th August 2021 -  With the release of the Office of the Children’s Guardian report on the leaving care monitoring program 2020-21, Sue Shilbury shares her opinions on foster care and the improvements that can minimise homelessness and break the cycle of intergenerat

Opinion

COVID-19 through the eyes of children and young people

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 23rd August 2021 -  Many of our kids are in crisis. It’s up to us as parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents, carers and professionals, to keep the health and wellbeing of children and young people in our community in sharp focus, writes Deb Tsorbaris.

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Bridging the gap between young people and decision makers

Ali Noura, Monday, 9th August 2021 -  The recurring narratives of “no one listens to us young people” versus “young people are naive” are unhelpful. It’s time for young people and decision makers to reframe their view of each other from adversaries to partners, write Ali Noura

‘I just feel anxious all the time’: Huge mental toll of COVID on young people revealed

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th July 2021 -  Lockdowns and restrictions have made young people feel isolated and worried about their education  

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How the creative arts and community sector can open opportunities for young people

Jay Mifsud, Tuesday, 13th July 2021 -  Creative programs can build a bridge of equity from the community sector to the arts so all young people, regardless of background, can embrace music and creativity, writes Jay Mifsud who shares their experience with youth program FReeZA.

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Australia’s COVID-19 response is failing young people

Thomas Feng, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  An entire generation of young people risk being left behind. There needs to be targeted initiatives and reforms to lift them back onto their feet, writes Thomas Feng.

What makes an organisation ‘child safe’?

Contributor, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  Child Wise shares findings from its recent category study on the awareness of what makes an organisation “child safe”.

NT vows to extend state care to 21

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 15th June 2021 -  Queensland and New South Wales are now the only states without formal policies of care to 21 years’ old 

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An investment in the mental health, wellbeing and education of Victoria’s children and families

Deb Tsorbaris, Friday, 21st May 2021 -  Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, responds to the Victorian state budget.
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