This paper briefly outlines key findings and explores potential causal pathways for apparent positive secular trends in adolescent risk taking.
This report is the second national report to present key data specific to cancer in adolescents and young adults. While cancer in young Australians is rare, it has a substantial social and economic impact on individuals, families and the community.
This CMY Youth Arrivals Fact Sheet and Infographic paint an important picture of the changing face of Victoria’s newly arrived migrant and refugee youth population.
This comprehensive report describes the findings from the 3,500 surveys conducted with 14-19 year old Australians from October 2016 to March 2017.
This report, and its 33 findings and 39 recommendations, reflect problems across Victoria’s youth justice system: from crime prevention, through to delays in the Children’s Court, staffing problems within youth justice centres and, finally, what happens when young people are released from detention.
This report outlines work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2016-17 to promote the human rights of children and young people in Australia. This year, the major project has focused on the rights and needs of young parents and their children.
ARACY has released their third Report Card, updating previous editions released in 2013 and 2008. It uses the latest available data, from a range of sources, across a range of indicators.
Vocational education and training (VET) plays a vital role for young people in the transition from school to both further education and employment. Difficulties with this transition can result in unemployment, underemployment and social exclusion that may affect young people for the rest of their...
This publication sets forward a new framework for global competence developed by OECD, which aligns closely with the definition developed by the Asia Society's Center for Global Education, and provides practical guidance and examples of how educators can embed global competence into their existing curriculum,...
As a South Sudanese migrant lambasts young African men for committing violent crimes in Victoria, a criminologist warns the media against overblowing the issue.
Part of the terms of reference for this inquiry asked the Committee to: give particular consideration to social engagement of youth migrants, including involvement of youth migrants in anti-social behaviour such as gang activity, and the adequacy of the Migration Act 1958 character test provisions...
Now in its 16th year, the results from this survey build on knowledge gained from past reports, while also providing a snapshot of how young people feel currently about their own lives and broader national issues.
This research found a growing evidence base showing that adolescents’ use of pornography can negatively influence their knowledge about sex, safe sex practices, gender roles, and could lead them to have unrealistic expectations about sex.
Identifying factors related to risky sexual behaviour may contribute to preventive and interventional approaches to reduce negative mental health outcomes among young women.
This report looks at how emerging trends like an increasingly competitive job and education market, growth in digital technology, globalisation and an increasingly culturally diverse society impacts young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
This research looks at the travel choices of Australian young people, to examine ways to entice millennials to visit regional New South Wales (NSW).
Couch surfing is increasingly being recognised as a form of homelessness in Australia, especially for young people (aged under 25) in outer urban areas, who face additional challenges due to lack of infrastructure, support and services.
This report examines the economic cost of cancer in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) in 2016. For the purpose of this report, AYAs are defined as those people who are aged 15-25 years old in 2016.
Research has shown a decline in sport participation for youth between 13-17 years old and that, in order to increase participation in this age group, sporting activities need to be designed to meet their motivations and interests.