Face the facts analyses emerging issues and upcoming trends in the youth sector, and presents information about these issues in several formats:
Briefings – an in-depth report that reveals the complex factors at play and presents a ‘lay of the land’ view of the key issues involved. We include the major players, relevant policy implications and indications of where this issue may go in the future.
Snapshots – a short, sharp overview of the issue’s major themes and critical points, combined with informative graphics and statistics.
Case studies - insightful reports on programs or services working in the Face the Fact topic area. These provide background information, analysis of what worked, and reflections on successes and areas for improvement.
Podcasts and webinars - interviews and discussions with experienced practitioners, recognised researchers, and young people provide the personal insights that are vital to round out understanding and knowledge of an issue.
Lengthy unpaid internships, long a feature of the American and European labour markets, have become mainstream in Australia over the past two decades. Original article
The Human Rights Commission will investigate ways to protect young people against suicide and self-harm, the leading cause of death among Australians aged between 15 and 24 years. Original article
This report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare presents information on young people under youth justice supervision, both in the community and in detention, during 2012–13. In unpacking the data, several media outlets point out that there has been a significant drop in detention rates. More information
The National Children's Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, is today opening submissions for her examination into intentional self-harm and suicidal behaviour in children and young people under 18 years. Original article