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Public space

This topic is about young people's rights to use public space.  It also includes information about how public spaces have been designed to accommodate the needs of communities. 

Information about young people's concerns about environment and involvement in environmental issues can be found in the Environmental issues topic.

Parliamentary committee finds six-month wait for welfare benefits would breach human rights

A bipartisan parliamentary report has found the Federal Government will breach its international obligations if it goes ahead with its budget proposal to force young jobseekers to wait six months for unemployment benefits. ABC News report  ACOSS and AYAC joint statement

30 Sep 2014

Reports on youth unemployment

The latest unemployment figures show that youth unemployment has hit a 12-year high of close to 15 percent. More information

30 Sep 2014

The National Survey of Professional Stakeholders: headspace Evaluation

The headspace program is currently being evaluated by researchers at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales on the extent and impact of collaboration between headspace and local services. Original article

30 Sep 2014

E-homework is widening the gap for disadvantaged students

More and more teachers are turning to technology when assigning homework. But while e-homework can make out-of-class learning more fun and interactive, research suggests that it might further disadvantage students from low socio-economic families. Original article

30 Sep 2014

Game for anything

This article from The Age looks at MMOGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Games) and their addictive nature and their effect young people's mental health. Original article

30 Sep 2014

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