Future studies

The news and events below come from the ACYS news feed and Youth Field Xpress, our monthly newsletter, and the ACYS calendar.

Current news

How Young People are Faring 2011

The latest report in an annual series on the employment and education situation of young Australians from the Foundation for Young Australians. Original article  

29 Nov 2011


We don’t expect much from youth so that’s what we get

Matt Beard talks about his hopes and concerns for the next generation of leaders in Australia.  Original article  

11 Nov 2011


Research reveals link between social capital & outcomes for young people

The Benevolent Society and the University of Western Sydney recently carried out research to measure social capital in among school students in two disadvantaged communities in New South Wales. Original article  

13 Oct 2011


For kids' sake: repairing the social environment for Australian children and young people

This report undertaken by the University of Sydney looks into the effects that the current social environment will have on the future of today's children, and proposes recommendations to address service needs and policy decisions.  Original article  

07 Sep 2011


Unequal Opportunities: Life Chances for Children in the ‘Lucky Country

A new report from The Smith Family and NATSEM is the first in a series that looks at factors influencing children's life chances in Australia. Original article  

12 May 2011


Do not let assessment dominate curriculum thinking, education expert warns

According to Lyn Yates, Professor of Curriculum in the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, the current focus on assessment means the public debate is overlooking how schools are engaging young people and preparing them for the future. Original article  

27 Apr 2011


Lost talent? The occupational ambitions and attainments of young Australians

A study from NCVER looking at the extent to which talent loss occurs among high achieving students and the consequences of this on later occupational attainments. www.ncver.edu.au/publications/2313.html  

21 Jan 2011


Upcoming events

6th Jun 2012

Youth and the future

Evaluation report of the Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Pilot Scheme

This report from the UK looks at the provision of healthcare within the youth justice system, and the results of a pilot program to identify and meet a range of health and developmental issues. Original article

22 Mar 2012

Telstra will stop billing young people up to $100 to use Kids Helpline

A spokesman from Telstra told The Sunday Telegraph the company would stop the charges to the 1800 number from mobile phones. The cost would be covered by Telstra's $250 million support fund for underprivileged customers. Original article

22 Mar 2012

LIFE newsletter

The recent issue of the LIFE (Living Is For Everyone) newsletter features commentary from Chris Tanti, CEO of headspace, on 'Young people, the internet and suicide risk'.  Original article

22 Mar 2012

Youth Week 2012 calendar of events

The Youth Week website has an events calendar listing events that have been planned so far for this year's Youth Week. Events can be added and the calendar sorted by location.  Original article

22 Mar 2012

Young leaders pave the way for constitutional change

You Me Unity reports on a forum organised by the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) in Redfern and supported by Reconciliation Australia that brought together 76 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for four days, representing all Australian states and territories. Original article

21 Mar 2012

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