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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, media and communications

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”. Child Wise is a social enterprise part of Save the Children Australia

A report shows that the pandemic brought us closer but the young and First Nations people face discrimination

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 24th May 2021 -  Young people were the only group to experience a drop in their personal wellbeing in 2020 While social inclusion proved to be remarkably resilient during the pandemic, young people

Preventing a rebound in youth homelessness after COVID-19

Contributor, Wednesday, 19th May 2021 -  Initiatives to protect homeless young people during the pandemic were effective, but we need a long-term strategy that delivers better support and helps prevent homelessness,

Short-term budget leaves young people out of COVID-19 recovery

Katherine Ellis, Thursday, 13th May 2021 -  The budget should have included significantly more investments focused on the longer-term, that would benefit young people who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19,

Three ingredients for effective income support reform

Sophie Johnston, Monday, 12th April 2021 -  Australia urgently needs an overhaul of our income support system, writes Sophie Johnston, who sets out the three elements she believes are essential for a new model. Navigating

Why we need to raise the rate

Cassandra Prigg, Thursday, 4th March 2021 -  An increase in JobSeeker to $80 a day would change a young person’s life and their future – the problem is that politicians lack the willpower to make this happen, writes Cassandra Prigg.

Australians in poverty need a bounce-forward recovery

Kate Harrison Brennan, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  The economic recovery risks leaving many Australians behind. But it doesn’t have to be this way, write Dr Kate Harrison Brennan and Dr Jeni Whalan, issuing a call to action for the nation’s

Behind my crooked legs: The medical reality of life with a disability

Holly Matthews, Thursday, 10th December 2020 -  Holly Matthews explains what life is like for her as a teenager with Cerebral Palsy and shares her thoughts on what the disability and broader community sector can do to help young people

Learning how to effectively engage young care leavers

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  Engaging with young people on issues and in ways that are most meaningful to them will only benefit our organisations, writes Deb Tsorbaris, who shares learnings from the Young Leaders

Using business for good not good enough to tackle social challenges

Jane Chen, Wednesday, 11th November 2020 -  There’s no doubt that social enterprises have created more equitable outcomes for young people, but it’s time they address causes as well as symptoms and lean into advocacy, writes

Short-term gain, long-term pain for young people

Tiana Sixsmith, Thursday, 8th October 2020 -  In a special budget edition of our Youth Matters column, Tiana Sixsmith unpacks what the federal budget means for young people. As we sit in the depths of a recession and a pandemic that
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