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Anti-smoking campaigns should focus on how big companies are using young people

The Cancer Council WA has launched an anti-smoking campaign, called “how you’re seen”, that emphasises the marginalisation of smokers, showing people smoking outside alone, in the rain and other grey conditions. Original article

Welfare sector calls for youth employment strategy

The Australian Council of Social Service has called on the Australian Government to bring together key experts to develop a comprehensive youth employment strategy to tackle Australia’s high youth employment levels. Original article

12 Sep 2014

Sweeping changes to VET regulation

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has announced that 'high performing' VET providers won’t need permission from the Australian Skills Standards Agency to change courses or introduce new ones. Also, from 1 July 2015, the government will move from a contract with 12 Industry Skills Councils to a more contestable model for the development and maintenance of training packages, with development put out to tender. Original article

12 Sep 2014

Study finds teen cannabis use harmful

Research by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) has found that teenagers who regularly use cannabis before they turn 17 are much more likely to drop out of high school or university, or attempt suicide, than those who never smoked. Original article

12 Sep 2014

Parliamentary inquiry hears that cultural change necessary to end violence

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, as part of its inquiry into human rights issues confronting women and girls in the Indian Ocean and Asia-Pacific region, has heard evidence from representatives of World Vision and Action Aid that cultural change is paramount to ending violence, such as female genital mutilation. Original article

12 Sep 2014

Early teens introduced to alcohol by parents more likely to drink when 16

A study of 2000 teenagers by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre found that one in six teenagers were given alcohol by their parents. The study also found that parental supply of alcohol in Years 7 to 9 was the single biggest predictor of drinking in Year 10. Original article

12 Sep 2014

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