This report was released in October 2009. by the Minister for Youth, Kate Ellis.This report presents a comprehensive picture of how young Australians are faring. The report’s findings were based on national data sources, existing literature, stakeholder interviews and focus groups with young people. Overall the report presents a positive picture, showing how important young people are to our country and why it makes good economic and social sense for governments to invest in lifting outcomes for all young people. It also highlights some areas of concern and underlines the important role that families, education and employment play in young people’s development.
The report can be viewed at http://www.youth.gov.au/news.html#youngpeople
There is also a Statistical snapshot of Young People in Australia available at http://www.youth.gov.au/snapshot.html
Louise McMorland, Youth Librarian, Manly Library