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Labor promised a better future. Now what? A perspective from a young Australian

Ally Cooper, Wednesday, 1st June 2022 -  The newly elected Labor government strikes a more progressive note than its predecessor, but sadly lacks in some key areas. Will they deliver? Ally Cooper puts the ALP on notice. I

Younger people in aged care is a problem: will the government keep its stated commitment?

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Warehousing people with disability under 65 in nursing homes that are not resourced to meet their needs is a waste of human potential, argue Di Winkler and Peter Mulherin. Australia

Federal budget ignores young people and our future

Ashley Oehler, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Overall, the budget demonstrates the clear lack of consideration for young people, writes Ashley Oehler in their youth take on the budget. The 2022 federal budget is important for

The customer is not always right…

Ani Prakash, Thursday, 3rd February 2022 -  Ani Prakash reflects on what must be done to protect retail and hospitality workers, many of whom are young people, from facing increasing abuse from customers. Like most Australians,

Students are amid a mental health and education crisis

Aakriti Malhotra, Monday, 13th September 2021 -  How far are governments prepared to go to provide the support that students and young people need right now, asks year 10 student and VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee member

How the creative arts and community sector can open opportunities for young people

Jay Mifsud, Tuesday, 13th July 2021 -  Creative programs can build a bridge of equity from the community sector to the arts so all young people, regardless of background, can embrace music and creativity, writes Jay Mifsud

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. Imagine growing

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
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