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Changes to Disability Support Pension rules for people under 35

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

Research on young professionals ice use

A survey of 460 young people by Flinders University researchers suggests that high-achieving young professionals believe they can regulate their use of the drug ice to avoid addiction. Original article

23 Dec 2014

Biteback launches competition for young people

Biteback has launched a competition to encourage young people to think about what positive things are coming up for them personally in 2015. There will be prize packs for the most captivating, genuine, and meaningful entries. Original article

22 Dec 2014

Les Twentyman – ProBono Changemaker

Les Twentyman, longtime youth worker and founder of the 20th Man Fund, is ProBono's Changemaker this week. Original article

22 Dec 2014

Young affect employment participation rate

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey said part of the reason for a fall in the employment participation rate was that some younger workers were opting out of the difficult search for work in the non-resources sectors of the economy. Original article

22 Dec 2014

Education not fines for underage drinkers

Young people caught by police for underage drinking in the Lake Illawarra region of NSW attend a two-hour face-to-face education seminar with their parent or guardian. Sessions are run by expert drug and alcohol workers and police. Original article

19 Dec 2014

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