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Mental Health Council of Australia

The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.

Website: www.mhca.org.au

Fears of social problems as youth struggle to find entry-level jobs in Canberra

In a study conducted by Anglicare, researchers found that recent job listings included very few entry-level positions suitable for young people, and that 6 our of 10 positions listed were highly casualised and did not offer stable, ongoing employment. Original article

17 Oct 2014

Indigenous elders fight for youth

Elders from a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory have embraced multimedia as a way to fight substance abuse amongst their young people. Original article

17 Oct 2014

Teen pirates pay for movies more often than non-pirates

A new study carried out in Australia conducted by the IP Awareness Foundation has found that most 12-17 year-old teens are not online pirates, with around 74% abstaining from the habit. However, those that do consume illegally tend to buy, rent and visit the movies more often than their non-pirating counterparts. Original article

17 Oct 2014

Troye Sivan makes Time Magazine's list of most influential teenagers

Troye, born in South Africa but now based in Perth, is an established actor and a budding musician. His outstanding efforts have earned him a place in Time magazine's list of the 25 most influential teenagers of 2014. Original article

17 Oct 2014

Young jobless to be taught life skills

Long-term unemployed youths in regional jobless hot spots around the country will be given life-skills training in computer literacy, budgeting and teamwork as part of radical new plans to get them into work. Original article

17 Oct 2014

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