Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adolescent and Youth Health and Wellbeing 2018 Report

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescent and youth health and wellbeing 2018 report provides comprehensive data on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people aged 10–24.

Information on health and wellbeing outcomes, health determinants, risk factors, and health and welfare service use for Indigenous youth are included. Data are disaggregated by age group, sex, state and territory and remoteness areas, as well as trend information. The report also examines differences between young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people on key health and wellbeing measures. Follow the link to read the report

The New Work Reality Report

The Foundation for Young Australians’ latest report highlights major issues within the youth employment space, but also highlights some ways forward.

See the report here.

Child protection Australia 2016-17 report

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released Child protection Australia 2016-17. The report includes detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services.

During 2016–17, 168,352 (30.8 per 1,000) Australian children received child protection services (investigation, care and protection order and/or were in out-of-home care). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were 7 times as likely as non-Indigenous children to have received child protection services. This report also showed that children from geographically remote areas were more likely to be the subject of a substantiation, or be in out-of-home care than those from major cities.

To download the report, follow this link.

National Child & Youth Report Card: ARACY

On Sunday 25 February the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) released its 2018 Report Card: The wellbeing of young Australians which uses the latest information available to track how young Australians are faring in international comparisons against 75 indicators of health and wellbeing.

The ARACY 2018 Report Card uses the latest available data from a range of sources to describe and illustrate Australia’s performance across a number of health and wellbeing indicators.

Where possible the Report Card includes comparisons using similar indicators for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population alongside international OECD data.

The Report Card is based on The Nest an evidence-based policy framework outlining priorities for investment in six areas which must be properly met for a young person to have wellbeing:

  • Loved and Safe
  • Healthy
  • Material Basics
  • Learning
  • Participating
  • Positive Sense of Identity and Culture


Counting On Change-A Guide To Prevention Monitoring

Counting on change provides guidance on how to comprehensively measure progress towards the prevention of violence against women at the population level.

The guide is a world-first in identifying indicators of change for the drivers and reinforcing factors of violence against women, and advising on available data sets and processes for gathering this information into a ‘picture of progress’. 

Mental Health is the Number One Issue for Young People

Mission Australia’s Annual Youth Survey has highlighted that Mental Health is now the biggest issue facing young people today. The number of respondents who feel mental health is the biggest issue facing young people has tripled since 2011. Read the report here.

It’s a must have resource for anyone working with young people.