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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

Charities can reap the benefits of JobMaker

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th October 2020 -  The JobMaker hiring credit will be payable for up to 12 months and immediately available to employers who hire those on JobSeeker aged 16 to 35. At the centre of the federal budget is

Five challenges facing children and young people

Mercy Chipo Jumo, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  To mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, children and young people from Australia and the Pacific met to identify key areas of concern

Creating better, safer mental health support starts with listening to young people

Kirra-Alyssa Horley, Thursday, 6th August 2020 -  Coping and managing your mental health is hard enough without the additional barriers created by systems and services, writes Kirra-Alyssa Horley reflecting on her own experience

Why youth services must be accessible

Issy Orosz, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  Without accessibility for all young people, services can harm groups of society that already have a hard time accessing the world around them, writes Issy Orosz, in a new monthly column

Support for returning to learning is key to protecting future employment

Renee Hancock, Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 -  The divide between socioeconomic disadvantaged youth and those from wealthier homes is at risk of widening even further, writes Renee Hancock, who is calling on state and federal

Tips for young jobseekers trying to find work during COVID-19

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st June 2020 -  We take a look at what young people can do to get their career up and running if they are stuck in a rut Finding a job as a young person is hard enough during the best of times, let alone during

A national approach is urgently needed to extend state care during the pandemic

Paul McDonald, Sunday, 31st May 2020 -  All states and territories need to follow Victoria’s lead and stop young people being forced to leave care for at least the rest of this year, writes Paul McDonald, chair of The Home

Supporting our vulnerable youth: Managing harmful substance abuse

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 27th May 2020 -  COVID-19 has compounded the issue of youth drinking and drug abuse, writes Mike Davis, who talks about a new program that TaskForce is running which is designed to help.

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Young Aussies struggling to find work

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th December 2019 -  New research shows nearly one in five unemployed young people have been out of work for more than a year Young people are twice as likely to experience long-term unemployment compared

‘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
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