Future studies

Publications and research

How Young Indigenous People are Faring

Research report

DSF, in partnership with Reconciliation Australia, has developed two reports in relation to the closing the gap promises made by the government. They point to what the gaps are, but also what programs are already working to narrow these gaps.

Website: www.dsf.org.au/resources-and-research/218-how-young-indigenous-people-are-faring

How Young People Are Faring 2009

Research report

HYPAF is the pre-eminent national report on the learning and work situation of young Australians. This year’s report focuses on the global economic downturn and the subsequent impact on young people’s aspirations, employment opportunities and education pathways. 

Website: www.dsf.org.au/resources-and-research/221-how-young-people-are-faring-2009 

Issues of our time


Edited by Helen Sykes Future Leaders 2008
ISBN: 9780980332018, 192pp.

Youth & Society

Journal or periodical

Youth & Society provides educators, counsellors, researchers, and policy makers with the research and scholarship on youth-related issues, and presents vital, practical information for studying and working with young people today.

Website: www.uk.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal200812&crossRegion=antiPod#tabview=aimsAndScope

Book reviews and abstracts from Youth Studies Australia

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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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