Child’s Play

UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador Marryum Kahloon, a strong advocate for the rights of young people, has called on children and young people to be leaders and ‘speak out and make a change’. Original article

21 Aug 2012

Home Is Where My Heart Is - Photo Project 2013

This photographic exhibition has been held for five years by the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) in conjunction with Propel Youth Arts WA, as part of National Homeless Persons Week. Original article

21 Aug 2012

Rights agenda- Special Children’s Rights Edition

The Human Rights Law Centre, in conjunction with King & Wood Mallesons and the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre, has published a special edition of Rights Agenda to coincide with the 2012 Children’s Law Awards. Original article

21 Aug 2012

Concerns from YANQ that boot camps are inappropriate for QLD youth

The Youth Affairs Network of Queensland (YANQ) has expressed concerns over the Queensland government’s endorsement of the US ‘Boot Camp’ model, which could lead to the involvement of a disproportionate amount of young Aboriginal people, the most ‘over-represented’ group in the criminal justice system. Original article

21 Aug 2012

Smoking rates still too high

Despite smoking rates in rural and remote Australia still being ‘disturbingly high’, Attorney-General Nicola Roxon says new plain packaging will have the largest effect on new smokers and young people. Original article 

21 Aug 2012

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