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Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre’s Youth Cohort Study

New research from Monash University's Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre has revealed family conflict, mental health concerns, lack of engagement with employment and training opportunities, and housing instability are among the issues facing drug and alcohol affected youths. Original article

Budget must chart a fairer path back to surplus: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged the Federal Government to focus on restoring revenue by addressing inefficient tax arrangements, rather than through spending cuts, and chart a fairer path back to surplus in its second Budget. In its Budget submission released today, the peak community sector body has identified more than $13 billion of potential savings in the next financial year, rising to over $18 billion in 2016-17, through measures which it says restore the integrity of Australia's progressive tax system.

29 Jan 2015

Can’t throw, can’t catch: Australian kids are losing that sporting edge

Australians like to think themselves as sporting and fit – a concept reinforced by the success of the country’s elite athletes. But evidence is emerging that Australian kids are falling behind their international peers and are performing worse in skills such as kicking, throwing, catching and jumping than they were 30 years ago.

29 Jan 2015

The likely cause of addiction is not what you think

The experiment... the rat is put in the cage all alone. It has nothing to do but take the drugs offered. But professor of Psychology Bruce Alexander wondered 'what would happen if we tried this differently?' .....

29 Jan 2015

State, federal subsidy cuts spur drop in new apprentices

VICTORIA has flagged an emerging crisis over the falling number of people entering apprenticeships and traineeships. New figures reveal a collapse in the number of starts in the wake of cuts to state and federal training subsidies since 2012. Since, costs have further shifted on to employers as award wages for apprentices have risen and government programs to help cover the costs of tools and travel have also been cut.

29 Jan 2015

AIHW Summary of Child Protection Reporting

This paper, published by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW] presents and discusses a snapshot of data describing child protection activity in Australia. The data presented is a summary of the data provided in the Child Protections Australia 2012-2013 Report.  For the first time, 2012-13 data is able to include unique child counts across the three areas of notification, investigation and substantiation; care and protection orders; and out-of-home care. The collection of unit record-level data substantially improves the quality of information available on child protection, and will benefit national reporting and research. It provides a more comprehensive and accurate picture of children within the Australian statutory child protection system than has been previously available

29 Jan 2015

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