Concerns about the environment regularly rate highly in surveys canvasing young people about the issues they find of greatest concern to their future. This topic covers young people's views on the environment, their involvement in environmental causes and concerns for the future of the environment.
For issues about including young people's needs in civic planning and their use of public spaces, please see the topic Public space.
Drowning deaths rose among 15 to 24-year-olds last year, but drownings in children under five were their lowest level in nearly two decades. Nationally, drowning deaths among people aged 15 to 24 climbed 43 per cent between 2012-13 and last year, when 40 young people died. Original article
'Yarn Safe' is a national campaign, said to be the first youth-led national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth mental health campaign of its kind, that aims to get Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to talk about problems affecting their mental health and wellbeing. Original article