young people

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Programs aimed at keeping high-risk young people out of jail will only work if they also target multiple risk factors, such as alcohol, substance use or risky sexual behaviour, a new study has found.

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A new report from UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in Health shows young people and gay men know dangerously little about how to protect themselves against hepatitis C.

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Australia can break the impasse in combating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage by identifying and emulating elements of success – instead of constantly focusing on failures to deliver meaningful change.

Young Australians are being asked whether media messages influence their attitudes to illicit drugs.

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A snapshot of Australia's young people shows high rates of obesity and mental illness and vulnerability to drug and alcohol abuse.

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Young Australians - including those of primary school age - should be involved in the public debate about how they are represented in the media and what type of information they have access to, according to a leading media studies researcher from UNSW.