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Not for profit helps students soar

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 11th April 2022 -  A not for profit in Western Sydney is helping stop disadvantaged students from falling through the cracks. It’s an old cliche, that phrase about falling through the cracks, says Eagles

Crisis with a child’s face: Why children are the hidden victims of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dane Moores, Monday, 17th January 2022 -  While all the attention has been on the health impacts of adults during the pandemic, more and more research is revealing children as the hidden victims of the virus, write Mercy Jumo

Bridging the gap between young people and decision makers

Ali Noura, Monday, 9th August 2021 -  The recurring narratives of “no one listens to us young people” versus “young people are naive” are unhelpful. It’s time for young people and decision makers to reframe their view

The power of sports and art to help migrants and refugees settle in

Luke Michael, Saturday, 20th March 2021 -  An event exploring the benefits young migrants and refugees have experienced from grassroots sports and arts initiatives has taken place in Melbourne    Philanthropists, multicultural

Using business for good not good enough to tackle social challenges

Jane Chen, Wednesday, 11th November 2020 -  There’s no doubt that social enterprises have created more equitable outcomes for young people, but it’s time they address causes as well as symptoms and lean into advocacy, writes

How we can improve mental health services for CALD communities and young people

Sammy Huynh, Thursday, 3rd September 2020 -  Sammy Huynh reflects on the gaps she sees for CALD communities and young people as a young social worker. Australia is proud of its multiculturalism, with many residents or parents

Young people send strong climate message

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  “We see the world in a different light. Politicians need to start listening to us and taking action,” a youth leader says.   Nearly 90 per cent of young people say they feel unprepared

Doco of the month: Backtrack Boys

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  What impact can one man and his dog jumping team have on the lives of young people doing it tough in the bush? A profound one, Catherine Scott tells Wendy Williams, as part of a series profiling

From Research to Implementation: The TaskForce Youth Hub Experience

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 26th February 2019 -  Mike Davis combines his experience at the TaskForce Community Agency with some sporting wisdom to shine a light on how to effectively implement an ambitious vision. A vision can be

Solitary Confinement is No Place for Children

Sharon Shalev, Wednesday, 6th February 2019 -  Solitary confinement is the deep and dark end of the prison system – alternatives must be sought for dealing with children and young people and those with disabilities in our prisons,

Next-Gen Indigenous Leader Addresses UN Human Rights Council

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  A rising voice of Indigenous leadership has addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva asking it to pressure Australian state and territory governments to raise the age of criminal…

Deliveroo Brings Jobs to DSS-Funded Work Program

Paul Carter, Monday, 2nd July 2018 -  A jobs program with $1.38 million in taxpayer money and a “considerable amount” of donor dollars is starting by getting work for its disadvantaged youth at food delivery service Deliveroo.…
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