Lorelle Holland, The University of Queensland and Maree Toombs, The University of Queensland In some Australian states, children can legally be detained from the age of ten years old. This has led to over-policing and over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. First Nations children represent 50% of youth incarcerated during 2021. Incarcerating childrenContinue reading “Raising the age of criminal responsibility is only a first step. First Nations kids need cultural solutions”
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Hope from despair: how young people are taking action to make things better
Caron Gentry, Northumbria University, Newcastle All too often, hope is equated to a desire for something fleeting: good results on an exam, the win of a favourite team, the wanted present. Quite whether something so insubstantial can actually be called “hope”, though, is a question that has taken on particular poignancy over the last twoContinue reading “Hope from despair: how young people are taking action to make things better”
Australia’s education system is one of the most unequal in the OECD. But we know how to help fix it
According to UNICEF, Australia ranks in the bottom third of OECD countries in providing equitable access to quality education. This means our education system – from access to early childhood education to expectations for study after school – does not allow every student to enjoy the same benefits that come from schooling.
How Rural Education Can Be Turned Around – the Case of Dasendian
By Zhang Mingmin