Under legislation introduced into Federal Parliament today, Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients aged under 35 years with some capacity to work will be required to attend regular participation interviews with Centrelink to develop participation plans, to help build their capacity and overcome barriers to work. The Bill also introduces more generous rules to allow DSP recipients to work up to 30 hours a week and continue to receive a part-pension, subject to income and assets testing. Original article
With more than 580,000 young Australians either underemployed or unemployed, the BSL is holding a seminar on 4 September in Melbourne on Future Foyers and how they can provide support to unemployed young people. Original article
Mental health experts have called for more mental health nurses, more effective telehealth services and more ‘home grown’ mental health workers to deal with the higher rates of mental health issues, including higher rates of suicide among young men, in rural communities. Original article
AUSTRALIA’s most dynamic and inspiring young leaders have been honoured at the Unleashed Festival, which celebrated the massive, powerful movement of young people creating social change.
The Unleashed awards recognise 13 to 28 year-olds who are shaping positive social change in innovative ways. Original article
As part of a scheme that enables the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to target urgent health priorities, four new grants will allow research aimed at stopping escalating rates of Indigenous youth suicide. Original article