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Young Aussies more concerned by discrimination than COVID-19

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  More than a quarter of young people say they have been unfairly treated in the past year     Equity and discrimination is now the number one concern for young Australians, according

‘This will get worse’: Fears for the wellbeing of young people facing homelessness

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  A new report shows one in six young people in Australia have experienced homelessness          The federal government is being urged to take a proactive response to tackling youth

Young Australians urged to make their voices heard

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 7th April 2020 -  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, youth advocates say the voices of young people are more important than ever Young people have the chance to speak out on the top issues affecting them with

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

Young Australians Growing More Concerned With Mental Health

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th November 2018 -  The number of young people that believe mental health is the top issue facing Australia today has almost tripled in three years, according to Mission Australia’s latest national

Homelessness Leaving Young Australians Fearful of ‘Losing’ Future

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st August 2018 -  One in six young Australians have experienced homelessness, new data shows, and a lack of resources and awareness is leaving affected young people fearful of “losing” their future.

Support Services At The Core of Volunteering

Wendy Williams, Friday, 22nd June 2018 -  Place-based services, such as Volunteering Support Services, provide the critical infrastructure required for safe, effective and sustainable volunteering, according to a

Changemaker

Meeting Human Need and Breaking Cycles of Dependency

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th June 2018 -  James Toomey is the CEO of Mission Australia and has extensive experience working in community services. He is this week’s Changemaker.   Originally from the UK, Toomey served for

Mental Health Number One Concern For Young Australians

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  For the first time, mental health is the number one issue of national concern for young Australians, according to major research from Mission Australia. The charity’s Youth Survey
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