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Going beyond the research

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 25th March 2021 -  Evidence-based research is a critical part of creating social change. But how do you make sure that your report actually has the impact you want it to? We take a look.  Each year, organisations

‘It’s incalculable cruelty’: Charities say $25 a week JobSeeker increase is deeply inadequate

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 -  “This rate is far too low, and we will see the continuing impacts of this on rates of disadvantage, poverty and homelessness in Australia” The community sector has severely condemned

New Productivity Commission data prompts calls for more housing investment

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  Homelessness groups warn that Australia’s housing system remains in urgent need of repair    More than half of low-income private renters are spending unsustainable amounts on

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

Calls for Indigenous youth to co-design the programs that support them

Luke Michael, Thursday, 24th September 2020 -  Advocates say there is a critical shortage of culturally and age-appropriate support services for young Indigenous people     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people

‘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

‘We must act now’: Barriers uncovered for young people with disability

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  The Mission Australia Youth Survey has taken a disability lens to its data for the first time Young people with disability are more likely to report poor mental health and are twice

NFPs reveal the devastating impact of coronavirus on their organisations

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th March 2020 -  Voices across the social sector say urgent support for charities is needed Charities are warning they will struggle to survive the coronavirus pandemic without a targeted stimulus

Over 3 million Australians locked into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th February 2020 -  The poverty rate in Australia is worse than in most other wealthy countries Fewer entry-level jobs, rising housing costs, and inadequate welfare rates are just some of the contributing

Youth mental health crisis: Do healthcare workers need more training?

Contributor, Thursday, 31st October 2019 -  Year on year, Australian youth are reporting increasing levels of psychological distress. Do healthcare professionals need more training to help tackle this crisis?  Mental health

Poor mental health in teens skyrockets

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 -  New research from Mission Australia has found mental health problems in young people is rapidly on the rise For 21-year-old Mitch, speaking up and getting help wasn’t easy.  Struggling

Drug testing trial obscures real solution to Australia’s drug and alcohol problem

James Toomey, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  The best way to address a social issue is to eradicate the smoke and mirrors by starting with a clarifying question of “what evidence-based problem are we trying to solve?” writes James
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