Youth Field Xpress is a free monthly news briefing for youth researchers, youth workers, policymakers and anyone with an interest in youth issues. It contains news of research projects, reports, programs, projects and events that are relevant to the Australian youth sector and supporting services.
Number 216, August 2014
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Red Cross has joined with national youth broadcaster triple j, Smiling Mind and recovery experts to develop a podcast of new music and advice to help people who have experienced trauma. Original article
An online, anonymous, Australia-wide survey over 2,300 Australians aged 16 to 25 has found most young people are well-informed and well-placed to contribute to future policy direction, say researchers from UNSW Australia. Original article
Next year the Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour will undertake a 12-month circumnavigation of the world. Berths on each of the nine passages will be allocated via ballot. To apply for voyages aboard STS Young Endeavour, visit: www.youngendeavour.gov.au Original article
The Students’ Representatives Council at the University of Sydney says unpaid work placements, which are included as part of some university degrees, result in economic hardship for poorer students and may be used to reduce the number of paid jobs. 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