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Number 216, August 2014
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In six years from 2005 to 2010, Australian researchers found a more than fivefold increase in the incidence of hospitalised adolescents who met all of the criteria for the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa but weren’t underweight. Original article
The latest National Drug Strategy Household Survey reveals that more 12- to 17-year-olds are abstaining from drinking alcohol and fewer are binge drinking. The number who have never smoked has also risen. Original article
After the High Court of Australia ruled that the Commonwealth couldn’t fund the existing National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program, the Australian Government will ask states and territories to administer funding for a new National School Chaplaincy Programme, which excludes funding for non-religious welfare officers and qualified counsellors. Original article
A group of not-for-profits have developed the Industry Employment Initiative (IEI), which is designed to be a ‘one-stop shop’ for large employers. Original article
Far more young Australians believe a university degree provides more career options but apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular - and experts say that's a good thing. Original article