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Young Australians speak up for an NDIS

The Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin, today earlier this week with a group of young Australians with disability at the first National Youth Disability Conference in Melbourne to discuss progress toward a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Original article

Link between student debt and depression

A study at the University of South Carolina in the US has found that, perhaps unsurprisingly, high levels of student debt are a major cause of stress for young adults.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-student-loans-emotional-toll-young.html

28 Jan 2015

Help for young people in distress

Child Family Community Australia has released an updated list of helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people and parents.

https://www3.aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/helplines-and-telephone-counselling-services-children-y

28 Jan 2015

Deaf advocate Drisana Levitzke-Gray named Young Australian of the Year

Being born deaf has never stopped Drisana Levitzke-Gray from being heard. The 21-year-old, from Perth, has pushed for the rights of deaf children around the world to learn Auslan, the sign language used by the Australian deaf community. On Sunday, she received a national honour for her efforts in promoting diversity and acceptance of deaf people by being named Young Australian of the Year for 2015. She joins three other women in a sweep of the Australian of the Year awards.  bit.ly/15Ee4pj

27 Jan 2015

FYA wants youth ideas

THE Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) has launched a massive national campaign aimed at engaging young people across the country to reveal their best ideas for building a better Australia. FYA CEO Jan Owen said Innovation Nation - 1000 ideas for a Better Australia was a national ideas challenge for young people, starting the first youth-led conversation about innovation.  FYA in collaboration with a number of not-for-profit, corporate and philanthropic partners, wants to uncover young people's innovative ideas for tackling major challenges across the nation. Those with the best ideas will have the opportunity to secure $10,000 in seed funding to turn their dream into a reality.   innovationnation.fya.org.au/

27 Jan 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Family Portal

The Knwoledge Circle, a resource that provides support to a range of professionals working across a variety of interrelated sectors. Providing information for service providers, researchers and policy-makers, who are encouraged to explore this site and to share their stories about "what works" to keep their children safe and happy.   bit.ly/1L4FXba

23 Jan 2015

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