Face the Facts 

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.


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Young Australians and sexual health

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After the emergency music and advice for young people

Red Cross has joined with national youth broadcaster triple j, Smiling Mind and recovery experts to develop a podcast of new music and advice to help people who have experienced trauma. Original article

02 Sep 2014

Findings of national survey of young people’s opinions on alcohol and other drugs policy

An online, anonymous, Australia-wide survey over 2,300 Australians aged 16 to 25 has found most young people are well-informed and well-placed to contribute to future policy direction, say researchers from UNSW Australia. Original article

02 Sep 2014

Young Endeavour ballot now open

Next year the Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour will undertake a 12-month circumnavigation of the world. Berths on each of the nine passages will be allocated via ballot. To apply for voyages aboard STS Young Endeavour, visit: www.youngendeavour.gov.au Original article 

02 Sep 2014

SRC says unpaid work placements hit poorer students

The Students’ Representatives Council at the University of Sydney says unpaid work placements, which are included as part of some university degrees, result in economic hardship for poorer students and may be used to reduce the number of paid jobs. Original article

02 Sep 2014

Brotherhood of St Laurence reveals new approach to youth unemployment

With more than 580,000 young Australians either underemployed or unemployed, the BSL is holding a seminar on 4 September in Melbourne on Future Foyers and how they can provide support to unemployed young people. Original article

01 Sep 2014

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