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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 finds friends count for Indigenous youth

Research from Telethon Kids Institute has found that having a supportive friend who is connected to family and greater community can be the critical factor in protecting and promoting resilience in vulnerable Indigenous youth. Original article 

19 Sep 2014

Youth workers and young people at risk in QLD youth detention centres

A Queensland Government draft consultation paper has warned that the state’s youth detention centres are operating permanently over accepted safe capacity levels. Original article

19 Sep 2014

New campaign to encourage Indigenous young people to connect

Yarn safe is a youth-led Indigenous mental health campaign, coordinated by Headspace Alice Springs, which aims to increase the number of young indigenous people connecting with the service. Original article

19 Sep 2014

Warning that military action against IS may mean more young people join IS

Australian National Imams Council spokesman Sheikh Mohamadu Saleem has said that there is a risk that Australia's military involvement in Iraq to fight Islamic State (IS) militants could result in more young people joining the Islamic State to fight. Original article

17 Sep 2014

Karenni refugee students on Heywire

A group of young Karenni refugees in Mt Gambier have entered the ABC Heywire competition to share their stories with Australia. Original article 

17 Sep 2014

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