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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

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
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