It’s time for the State to step in and give jobs or training to the growing ranks of unemployed youth, or risk losing much of a generation to welfare dependence and its significant economic and social costs, argues Helen Connolly.
A not-for-profit organisation has launched an online telehealth service to support adolescent mental health – particularly among Indigenous Australians – after identifying a “huge” demand due to the pandemic’s impact on jobs and families.
SPECIAL REPORT: Young people are likely to be hardest-hit by the economic impact of COVID-19. But there are other ramifications, too – social isolation and a loss of those rites of passage that we took for granted just a few months ago. We look at how young South Australians are coping.
Children as young as 10, many of them Aboriginal, are locked up in South Australia and other states, despite clear evidence about its damaging impact. On Human Rights Day, it’s time SA took the lead to change policy and reclaim its reputation for courage and compassion, argues Sarah Moulds.