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Jane Burns


Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status in Western Australia

This report aims to provide a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Western Australia.

Game on: exploring the impact of technologies on young men's mental health and wellbeing

New research finds that the Australian mental health system is failing young men and suggests modern technology offers the potential to improve mental health and wellbeing. Summary: The first Young and Well National Survey, a scientific study of young men from across Australia, uncovered alarming...

Bridging the digital divide: young people's perspectives on taking action

Marginalised young people really do care about political and social issues, but that their day-to-day experiences often make it difficult for them to take action to create change in their communities, according to the findings of this report. "Taking action" means something quite different to...

Preventing youth disengagement and promoting engagement

ARACY commissioned this discussion paper to help clarify the problem of youth disengagement - its nature, magnitude, issues and trends – with a strong focus on including the voices and perceptions of young people. The paper includes a comprehensive literature review, an analysis of individual...

Bridging the digital divide: marginalised young people's use of information communication technology

The internet and mobile phones play a much greater role than expected in the lives of young people who are socially, culturally or economically marginalised, challenging the concept of the 'digital divide' which suggests that marginalised young people's use of technology is limited. Researchers found...