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The young Australians driving change during COVID-19

31 August, 2020 Driven for Difference

Young people are powerful and create impact in their lives, communities and on wider society. These four young people from across Australia share how they have been driving change before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Miranda, 19, Tas

Miranda has founded a Facebook group for students in Tasmania to organise against the proposed changes by the Federal Government to university fees.… Read more ›

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“Young people are the generation that are on the threshold of leadership.” Keeping youth mental health in the spotlight

23 August, 2020

Sometimes, opening up can be difficult – especially in the midst of a global pandemic.

Approaching the subject with a positive, empowerment stance can make all the difference.

“I think that young people are already resilient,” says Professor Patrick McGorry, Executive Director of Orygen, Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, and a Founding Director of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.… Read more ›

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In Defence of My Arts Degree

16 August, 2020

So I’m 3 years into my humanities degree, and I’ve thought a lot about what my degree has taught me. Critical analysis, creativity, curiosity, empathy, persuasion, negotiation, communication. I’ve interned in places, volunteered and been employed in a variety of fields.… Read more ›

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Dr Hannah McGlade on the UN Indigenous Rights Declaration and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

09 August, 2020

August 9 commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day aims to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population.

It’s also a day to recognise the work of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.Read more ›

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Kevin Rudd on Diplomacy, Politics & Growing Up

19 July, 2020

Kevin Rudd was 15 years old when he wrote a letter to then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam asking for advice on becoming a diplomat, Gough replied and set Kevin’s life journey into motion.

“[Gough wrote] ‘I really think you should go to university and you should study a foreign language’ so that kind of began the idea,” Rudd tells me over a Zoom call with a smile on his face.… Read more ›

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