Face the facts

ACYS announces its latest information package called Face the facts, developed in response to the need for policy- and decision-makers to have information on emerging trends in the youth sector.

Each package includes the Snapshot – a short, sharp overview of the issues and the facts that you need to have at hand, and the Briefing – an in-depth analysis of the factors involved, policy implications, and a breakdown of what lies ahead for that issue.

The first edition is Youth disability, highlighting key statistics, policy problems and development opportunities relevant to youth and disability today. This is a particularly topical issue given current efforts to establish a national organisation to represent young people with disability, and the Australian Government’s recent decision to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Youth disability - Snapshot

Youth disability - Briefing

Further information 

Upcoming topics to be covered will include Youth and obesity, Youth and income support and Youth and homelessness

If you'd like to be informed when new issues are released, go to the Face the facts subscription information

If you have suggestions about future topics or comments on any of the information presented in Face the facts, please contact us:

Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Email:  [email protected]

Or phone Ann Davie, Information Manager
Ph: 03 6226 7181

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