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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.

Student designs smart digital bus sign

Ted Hodge, a Sydney HSC student, has designed a stand-alone bus sign that displays live arrival times and changes colour according to the location of buses. It also incorporates remote access CCTV. Original article

23 Dec 2014

Christmas-time cuts shock social services

A number of peak bodies and advocacy groups, including Community Housing Federation of Australia and the National Shelter and Homelessness Australia, have learned that they have been defunded as part of the $240 million budget cuts to social services – two days before Christmas. Original article

23 Dec 2014

Indigenous boarding school success

An innovative Indigenous boarding school in Adelaide has had its biggest ever graduating class this year with eight students from remote communities finishing Year 12. Original article

23 Dec 2014

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

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