Future studies

Papers from Youth Studies Australia

Climate change, uncertain futures and the sociology of youth

Youth Studies Australia, SEPTEMBER 2011

The future of humanity is inextricably linked to climate change and global warming. In this paper, Rob White explores the implications of climate change for youth sociology and for young people generally around the world. He adopts what can be termed an eco-global outlook in examining the horizon issues most likely to be of immediate relevance in the near future. 

The future of the sociology of youth

Youth Studies Australia, SEPTEMBER 2011

The focus of this special edition of Youth Studies Australia is the future of the sociology of youth; and the questions explored in the articles are outlined in this introductory paper. The authors argue that there are two central challenges of the current moment and the near future. First, the concepts and approaches used have to be shaped to fit a rapidly changing world. Second, youth researchers need to work to cross national and academic borders. The papers in this collection appeal for a reinvigorated sociological imagination of the contemporary worlds of young people, which can work within the nation state, while at the same time tell relational stories that cross these divisions by engaging with new forms of knowledge and approaches to research. 

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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