Young people are faced with more uncertainties than ever before – and work, and how it will fit into their lives, is one of the big unknowns. Project Officer Jen […]
The ACT Government’s decision to allow pill testing at the Spilt Milk festival will prevent overdoses and toxicity. Other Australian jurisdictions should also put harm reduction first.
Australian schools have started using a ground-breaking teaching resource that changes the way drug and alcohol issues are addressed among students, giving them the tools for informed discussion and evidence-based analysis of drug policies. Smarter About Drugs: A conversation pack has been designed by Australia21, YoungA21 and the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation (ALDAF) to engage young people in a way that has never been done before in Australia.
There is perhaps no greater anguish than that of a parent who has witnessed their child suffer and die. But the grief is compounded when they see others go through the same preventable trauma and loss year after year, decade after decade, while governments ignore the evidence that could save the lives of their children.
Science communicator and entrepreneur Andy Barley has been appointed as an Honorary Youth Adviser, to help steer Australia21’s Board on youth engagement with public policy.
A Melbourne school has signed up to pilot Australia21’s Smarter About Drugs Conversation Pack to engage its students in open and informed discussions about illicit drugs and the policies that guide Australia’s response to them. In other developments this month, the Making the Future Work project has been awarded $10,000 grant, there’s been a major shift on PTSD and we give you a sneak preview of our soon-to-be released Algal Farming report.
A YoungA21 perspective on the future of work in an era of digital disruption and rising automation: the positives and negatives of a reduced working week.
Australia21 Directors reinforce the powerful case for comprehensive pill testing at public events and question Four Corners’ emphasis on extreme party drug taking behaviour in the ABC’s story ‘Dying to […]