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Citizens take the lead on science, measuring shifting tides: Future Forecast Pt 4

Citizens take the lead on science, measuring shifting tides: Future Forecast Pt 4

June 5, 2020

The people of Port Fairy were shocked into action by the sudden vanishing of their beach in 2013. Their efforts have inspired a statewide initiative to understand the impacts of rising seas.

Children who need respite or foster care are facing extra pressures during the coronavirus lockdown.

Virus poses an extra threat for vulnerable children

June 5, 2020

Children who need respite or foster care are facing extra pressures during the coronavirus lockdown, while a key role played by teachers is unavailable to vulnerable children.

Brett Wolfenden (centre) says the turnout will be huge when festivals come back.

Years to recovery: independent music festivals could be lost

June 5, 2020

At least 20,000 music events have been cancelled in Australia because of the virus. Molly Jones talks to people in the industry about what the future of live music may look like.

Swinburne researchers are looking at what happens to our health and our lives when we are cut off from face-to-face communication with the people we love.

Loneliness and the lockdown: measuring the impact of being alone

June 5, 2020

Swinburne researchers are looking at what happens to our health and our lives when we are cut off from face-to-face communication with the people we love. Millicent Spencer reports.

Justin Mohamed, Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People.

Difficult path for Indigenous children

June 4, 2020

Trauma and lack of support are a common background for Indigenous children caught in the youth justice system. Gideon Aroni talks to Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People Justin Mohamed about creating positive change.

Left to Right: The Koori Education team in the Campaspe region – Wayne Cowley, Paul Clarke, Rick Ronnan and Howard Armstrong.

School the key to good outcomes for children

June 4, 2020

By the time kids drop out of school it’s often too late, experts say. Teachers are even more important for disadvantaged children, write Millicent Spencer and Hannah Williams.

When an arrest becomes a badge of honour in a dysfunctional family, it’s tough for kids to ask for help. Adult and peer mentors can help break the cycle.

Mentors the key to ending generations of crime

June 4, 2020

When an arrest becomes a badge of honour in a dysfunctional family, it’s tough for kids to ask for help. Adult and peer mentors can help break the cycle.

Young people face a struggle to stay away from the youth justice system

Homeless, young and in trouble: regional kids struggle with lack of resources

June 4, 2020

With fewer resources to keep them off the streets, young people in regional areas face a major struggle to stay away from the youth justice system. Support agencies are desperate for more funding to help, writes Jemima Nash.

Early intervention, education and housing can all help keep teenagers out of serious trouble.

For teens, detention is the path to a life of crime

June 4, 2020

Early intervention, education and housing can all help keep teenagers out of serious trouble. And that’s important, because contact with the youth justice system can have very poor outcomes.

Trials have begun with Alcolizer's newest technology, with multiple examples being produced.
Photo credit: Alcolizer

Handheld coronavirus testing kit set for production

June 2, 2020

A small WA company is taking on a big role in Australia’s fight against coronavirus. With more than...

NUS rally for students is part of #SaveOurStudents campaign

Union fights for future of students during Covid-19

June 2, 2020

The COVID-19 NUS Student Action Working Group currently has 190 active members working on the #SaveOurStudents campaign. The group is fighting for a better conn...

Photo: Jess Malcom

Trawling for hope in the gardens of the oceans: Future Forecast Pt 3

May 29, 2020

Scientists believe seaweed may have powerful potential to hold back the effects of climate heating. Or will it become just another casualty of warming waters? Continuing our Future Forecast series.

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