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Discrimination and equity issues

This topic addresses the issue of discrimination of people because of their age, or where rights are denied young people for other reasons, such as race, religion, sexuality or gender.

Information about rights, including human rights, for young people can be found in the Rights and legal issues topic.

Legislation, policies and frameworks 

The Australian Human Rights Commission has information about the Age Discrimination ACT 2004. 
www.hreoc.gov.au/age/index.html

The Commission also provides information for young people on what to do if they have been treated unfairly because of their age. 
www.hreoc.gov.au/complaints_information/young_people.html

Chance to develope young Indigenous leaders

The National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy (NIYLA) is taking applications for the 2014 National Gathering, where participants will develop, launch and lead national campaigns for social change. Original article

21 Jan 2014

Dr YES - WA youth health education program

Dr YES (youth education sessions) is a program run by the West Australian Medical Association where medical students go out to metropolitan and rural high schools to have open and engaging communications about the big issues facing youth health - particularly alcohol and drugs, mental health and sexual health. Original article

20 Jan 2014

Sharp drop in crime committed by WA's worst young offenders

Police have described a substantial drop in the amount of crime committed by some of WA's worst young offenders in the past 12 months as "extraordinary", adding that diverting the teenagers into behaviour management programs has helped. Original article

20 Jan 2014

Peer-delivered information on ecstacy and methamphetamine use

A recent study published in the Journal of Addiction and Prevention reviews the effectiveness of peer-delivered information at music events. Original article

20 Jan 2014

Youth crime top priority for QLD government

In a media statement, the Queenland Government has said that it is promising tough reforms to the Youth Justice Act will be pushed through as a matter of urgency when the Queensland Parliament resumes in February. Original article

20 Jan 2014

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