Young people

Experiences of money management in the youth service

The purpose of the surveys was to ensure that future policy options for money management considered the views of young people’s experiences of compulsory money management and get feedback on proposed options for money management.

Pacific young people’s understanding of family violence

This report has been prepared to broaden understanding about young Pacific people’s identity and world views, and to explore how these understandings influence young Pacific people’s perceptions of healthy family relationships and family violence.

NSW youth gambling study 2020

The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling commissioned this study on young people and gambling to address its priority areas of (1) emerging technologies and new trends, and (2) attitudes and behaviours towards gambling in vulnerable or target groups. This research has been prompted by concern...
Position paper

What young people with disability said: the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

This paper focuses on the findings that came out of the NDIS and Housing day of the inaugural National Youth Disability Summit, held in September 2020.

The digital lives of Aussie teens

This research provides a glimpse into the digital lives of Australian teenagers, how they deal with negative online experiences, the types of information they need to stay safe online and the information sources that they trust. It also looks at the types of positive online...

Online safety for young people with intellectual disability

This research report explores the benefits and challenges of engaging online for young people with intellectual disability from the perspective of young people themselves, their parents, carers and educators.

Keep caring: systemic inquiry into services for young people transitioning from out-of-home care

This report makes 15 recommendations to enhance the service system’s capacity to improve the experiences and life outcomes for young people transitioning from care by responding to their needs, challenges and aspirations.

Young people coping with coronavirus: interim report

This report details the results of the first in a series of surveys of 2,006 young people. It aims to assess the impact of coronavirus restrictions on social connection, loneliness, health behaviours and the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians between March 2020 and...

What matters to young Australians: exploring young people's perspectives from 2010-2018

This report presents findings from the first ever analysis of 27,814 'What Matters?' essays using a combination of text mining and manual thematic and discourse analysis.

A Whitlam Institute policy conversation: young people and democracy

Whitlam Institute Director, Leanne Smith, and Associate Professor Dr Philippa Collin discuss new research exploring what really matters to young Australians, and their participation in democracy.