Youth income support in Australia, is the next briefing package in the Face the Facts series. It aims to provide information on the issues that young Australians face when supporting themselves while studying or when unemployed.
Each briefing package in the Face the Facts series includes:
Snapshot - a short version which makes it easy to see the important factors at a glance.
Briefing - a longer version which deals with the issues in more depth, including information on current research, organisations and policy implications.
Online resources - supplementary information, including links to organisations, policy information, and news and events.
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Results from a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that the number of opioid pharmacotherapy recipients under the age of 30 has been halved in the period between 2006 and 2012. Original article
National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) Flinders University has produced a fact sheet detailing how each of the states and territories treat the supply of alcohol to minors. Original article
A group of Australian doctors and academics has called on the Commonwealth government today to raise the legal drinking age to 21, in order to reduce the harms associated with early heavy drinking. Original article
The Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse is calling for submissions on whether there should be a national screening system for checking the backgrounds of people who work with children and young people. Original article