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New Zealand PM announces youth mental health package

As part of the initiative, the New Zealand Government is setting up a Social Media Innovations Fund to help keep providers of youth services technologically up to date. Original article

Youthy – mobile youth news

Like your news mobile? Check out ACYS's flipboard news service, Youthy, online and on your mobile, for engaging news stories about young Australians. Original article 

24 Nov 2014

Passion leads to top apprentice award

Melinda Lethbridge, who has a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade, has won Australian Apprentice of the Year 2014. Passionate about promoting maths education and manufacturing career development, Melinda tutors primary and secondary students, as well as refugees from Burma. Original article

24 Nov 2014

Young women call on the PM to lead change on gender stereotypes

Participants in the YWCA She Speaks survey of 1600 young women, ages 15–30 in Australia have called for government funding of young women’s leadership programs. Original article

24 Nov 2014

Homeless young people and mobile phones

Research conducted on 95 families and young people experiencing homelessness found that 95% of participants had a mobile phone, a higher rate than that of the general population. Mobile phones were considered essential for survival and safety, for gaining new skills and for moving out of homelessness. Original article

24 Nov 2014

Fewer young people driving cars

In Victoria, the number of under 25s with a driver's licence has dropped 12 percentage points in just 10 years. That decline has also been seen in NSW and around the world. Original article

21 Nov 2014

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