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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 215, July 2014

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Report: Children who bully

This report from the Australian Institute of Family Studies examines children who bully at school, and specifically on the ways in which parenting and family functioning underpin a child's bullying behaviour. Original article

24 Jul 2014

Young Australians don't understand how food gets to them from farms

Research commissioned by agricultural banking specialist Rabobank shows 77% of those surveyed know little about farming and food production. Original article

24 Jul 2014

Young Australians dominate at 2014 International Olympiad in Informatics

Australia sent four students to Taipei in Taiwan for the computer programming competition with Ishraq Huda, 16, from Sydney's James Ruse Agricultural High School sharing first place with students from China and the United States. Original article

24 Jul 2014

AIDS2014 - Hearing from young people

Hear all about the International AIDS Conference from members of the World YWCA delegation in their first special podcast. Original article

24 Jul 2014

Young people with autism prone to obesity

In a review of medical records, researchers found that more than 23 percent of children with autism and 25 percent of those with Asperger’s syndrome were obese. Meanwhile, another 15 percent of kids with autism and 11 percent with Asperger’s were overweight. Original article

24 Jul 2014

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