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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

$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

Am I heard? Am I seen? Am I able?

Jack Milne, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  It is time to recognise the importance of education and employment for young people with a disability, writes Jack Milne, the Royal Commonwealth Society’s Australian youth

One to Watch: Laura Hart

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th October 2017 -  Laura Hart is the founder of Improv Comedy for Young People with Anxiety. She is One to Watch. A total of 60 of Australia’s brightest young changemakers have been selected by the Foundation

Youth Action Group Calls on Young Australians to Get Involved in Social Issues

Luke Michael, Monday, 25th September 2017 -  A group of youth activists has called for more young Australians to get involved in volunteering and social issues, at a compassion booth event held in Melbourne.     Melbourne

On the Homestretch

Wendy Williams, Monday, 18th September 2017 -  Paul McDonald is the CEO of Anglicare Victoria, which delivers out of home care and family support to vulnerable children, young people and families. He is this week’s Changemaker.
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