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Reports: Self-harm and suicidal behaviour of young people aged 14–15 years old

Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 16:00
Source: 
Growing Up in Australia

Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, have released a chapter of their Annual statistical findings around self-harm and suicidal behaviour of young people aged 14–15 years old. Growing Up in Australia is the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children is conducted in partnership between the Department of Social Services, the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The study aims to examine the impact of Australia's unique social and cultural environment on children born in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Report: Change The Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities (2017)

Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 13:15
Source: 
Australian Human Rights Comission

At the request of Australia’s 39 universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted a national, independent survey of university students to gain greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities. 

Reports: Youth mental health and homelessness report

Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 13:15
Source: 
Mission Australia

This report provides findings from the Mission Australia Youth Survey, showing that poor family functioning and serious mental illness are factors that impact on the risks of homelessness for young people aged 15-19 years living in Australia. "Earlier this year we co-authored a report based on data collected in the Youth Survey with the Black Dog Institute looking at young people and mental illness over the past five years; prior to that we produced a report on young people and homelessness.

Report: Empowering disadvantaged households to access a ordable, clean energy

Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 15:00
Source: 
Brotherhood of St Laurence

A new report calls on the Australian Government to put people first and end the deadlock on energy transition to ensure people on low-income and experiencing disadvantage have access to affordable, reliable and clean energy into the future.

The report empowering disadvantaged households to access affordable, clean energy was produced by the Australian Council of Social Service, Brotherhood of St Laurence and The Climate Institute after consulting with over 120 community, environment and energy experts across Australia from March – June 2017.

Report: The New Work Smarts, The Foundation for Young Australians

Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 14:15
Source: 
FYA

By 2030, automation, globalisation and flexibility will change what we do in every job. To prepare young people for this future we must urgently shift our understanding of what it will mean to be smart in the New Work Order. Analysing 20 billion hours of work completed by 12 million Australians each year, this report reveals the most important skills we will need to be work smart in the future.

Report: Grants in Australia 2017: Report, Resources and Takeaways

Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 14:00
Source: 
ourcommunity.com.au

The Grants in Australia 2017 research study  - drawing on the views of more than 1200 grantseekers - reveals a huge amount of effort is being wasted on abandoned grant applications, large organisations are increasingly scooping up the small grants too, and pressure is building on local government to shell out more.

Other key findings include:

  • corporate grants haven't recovered since the global finance crisis

  • far fewer applications from sports/recreation groups

Report: Change the course: national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities

Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 14:00
Source: 
Human Rights Commission

At the request of Australia’s 39 universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted a national, independent survey of university students to gain greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.

The National university student survey on sexual assault and sexual harassment (the National Survey) also examined the effectiveness of university services and policies that address sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.

Report: Student income support: a chronology

Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 13:45
Source: 
APO.org.au

This paper is a reference tool for those needing to locate specific changes quickly and place them in their chronological context, rather than a definitive history of income support for student in Australia.

Could be useful for locating information regarding different income support schemes and payments quickly without the hard to naviagte websites. 

Report: Fighting for Equity in Education

Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 09:00
Source: 
Save Our Schools

"A key issue to be addressed by the new Gonski review is how to improve school outcomes for disadvantaged students. A new US study contributes to this by examining disadvantaged students’ own perceptions of what it takes to succeed at school. It found that strong peer relationships, caring supportive teachers, family and community support, and strong motivations all contribute significantly to school success by disadvantaged students..."

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