Better Policies for Better Lives (OECD) has released a report on Australia's youth. This report is part of the series on "Investing in Youth", which builds on the expertise of the OECD on youth employment, social support and skills. This series covers both OECD countries and countries in the process of accession to the OECD,
Institute of Child Protection Studies, with Australian Catholic University, has released a paper, "Our Safety Counts: Children and young people’s perceptions of safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns", showing the results of an inquiry into how institutions with a responsibility for children have managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.
The 2016 Empowering Women - Changing Lives breakfast saw the launch of the position statement Keeping Women out of Prison by the coalition of organisations behind the Empowering Women - Changing Lives campaign. The coalition is focused on changing community attitudes and government practice relating to the incarceration of women,
The centrality of grief and loss to social and emotional wellbeing in Aboriginal communities in Australia has been established in the literature. Trauma and grief has been identified as being the most serious issue, related to past history of loss and traumatisation, and to current losses as a result of high mortality rates and ongoing losses through removal of children and incarceration.
While there is much love, joy and humour in becoming a parent, new dads can do it tough (you’re still figuring out how to dismantle the pram without losing a thumb) and often without professional support. To help stressed-out dads, beyondblue has launched a new web series, Dadvice.org.au, with funding from the Movember Foundation.
When children bully others at school, they are at significant risk of continuing this pattern of antisocial behaviour and having mental health concerns as they grow older. There is now strong evidence for a substantial link between children who bully their peers and later offending and depression.
Per Capita has launched a report, The Adequacy of the Age Pension: As assessment of pensioner living standards. The report was written by Per Capita's David Hetherington and Warwick Smith; the research was done in partnership with the Benevolent Society and the Longevity Innovation Hub. The report is the result of extensive research,
Most Australians consider themselves to be in good health, according to the latest two-yearly report card from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Australia's health 2016, is a key information resource, and was launched earlier this month by federal Health Minister, the Hon. Sussan Ley.
The Boarding House Education Project of the Tenants' Union has ended after two years. The Tenants' Union of NSW is proud of the work done to spread the word about the rights of this marginalised group of tenants. While the project has concluded, the work continues to support tenants and their rights in NSW. The report is now released and include: