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‘We want to see change’: Calls for national commissioner for Indigenous children

Luke Michael, Friday, 25th October 2019 -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people are 17 times more likely to be in juvenile detention and 10 times more likely to be in out-of-home care More than 80 community

Young Australians witnessing a decline in mental health

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th October 2019 -  Nearly two thirds of young Australians believe the mental health of young people is getting worse, according to new research. Data published by headspace on Wednesday found 62 per

The Aged Care Royal Commission is an opportunity to permanently eliminate the need for young people to enter residential aged care

Luke Bo'sher, Tuesday, 10th September 2019 -  Ahead of giving evidence at the Aged Care Royal Commission hearings in Melbourne this week, Luke Bo’sher outlines his key arguments around why young people end up in aged care and what

Lead the way towards wellbeing

Contributor, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  MacKillop Family Services is hosting a two-day conference as part of its commitment to support children, young people and families to heal from adversity.  In March this year, in

Vulnerable People Need Greater Social Housing Support

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Disadvantaged Australians are struggling to settle into social housing, with research revealing 43 per cent of residents are leaving their properties within 18 months. The report

Bringing New Meaning to the Classic Wrist Watch

Contributor, Tuesday, 11th December 2018 -  The Timekeeper is a mindful company on a mission to help young people be present and intentional with their time for positive mental health. “The true currency of life is time,

Vollie Presents the Rotary Youth Forum 2019

Ellie Nikakis, Thursday, 8th November 2018 -  In 2019, the Victorian Rotary Club is shaking things up for young people who want to make a difference, writes Ellie Nikakis from Vollie. Presented by online volunteering marketplace

Young Australians’ Prospects Still Come Down to Where They Grow Up

Contributor, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  In order to equally access opportunities that improve life chances, young people in disadvantaged communities need to access the same opportunity structures as more advantaged…

Youth Peak Bodies Call on Turnbull to Appoint Youth Minister

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th April 2018 -  Australia’s peak bodies for youth affairs have called on the federal government to better address the needs of young people, by reinstating a minister for youth and funding a national

VET System Presenting More Barriers Than Supports for Young People

Wendy Williams, Friday, 23rd February 2018 -  Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is making it difficult for the most disadvantaged young people to gain access and a qualification, at the same time that

$110M Package Tackles Anxiety and Depression Among Young Australians

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 9th January 2018 -  The government has announced a $110 million boost in funding to fight anxiety and depression among young people. The funding is set to go towards school mental health programs and

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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