“Bring Back Corporal Punishment” to Cut Youth School Violence: Expert

A youth expert has called for the return of corporal punishment in classrooms to help cut youth violence in schools. Police & Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) WA CEO John Gillespie said stronger disciplinary measures were needed to ensure school students were “behaving properly in the classroom and also in the playground” while also protecting teachers…

WA TAFE Fees Went Up As Funding & Enrolment Reduced

The Productivity Commissions report on Vocational Education Training looked at all the States and where WA ranked. Over the last few years State funding into the TAFE sector decreased and a slow divestment away from training funding occurred from the Commonwealth. The Government’s recurrent funding into Vocational Educational Training totaled $5.8 billion in 2016, decreasing…

Mental Health the Biggest Concern for Young People

Mental health is the number one concern for young Australians, with the number of people concerned about the condition doubling in two years. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey of 24,055 15 to 19-year-olds nationally revealed body image, stress and study among their biggest worries that caused mental health issues. 33.7 per cent of young people indicated…

Greens Seek Answers: Low Youth Shark Deterrent Rebate Uptake

By Nelson Liu and Elyse Simich The WA Greens are concerned that young people are not taking advantage of the government subsidised shark deterrent devices. Greens Marine Spokesperson Diane Evers said of all the people who have applied for the rebate, only seven per cent of them are under 25, despite young people having a high…

Youth Recognised For Personal Development and Contribution to WA

Young Western Australians have been recognised for their contribution to society and personal developments as part of efforts to support and empower WA’s youth. Youth Minister Peter Tinley formally recognised the efforts of 19 young Western Australians across high schools and universities in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award ceremony at Government House on Tuesday.…

WA Government Announces Grant to Help At-Risk Youth

The WA government have announced a $250,000 grant as part of their youth engagement scheme, to help at-risk youth better connect with their community. Local governments and not-for-profit organisations are now able to apply for the grant to set-up projects using sport and recreation to target disengaged youth aged between eight and 18 living in…

New Youth Advisory Council to Influence WA Government

The WA government is forming a council of 10 outstanding young Western Australians to provide input into Government youth policy. The Ministerial Youth Advisory Council will investigate matters referred to them by the Minister for Youth and provide feedback based on young people’s experiences. Young people with a broad range of knowledge, skills, backgrounds, experience…

Support Still Needed for Youth As Perth Sheds Meth Capital Tag

Youth support services claim young Western Australians affected by methamphetamine usage still need support, despite Perth shaking its tag as the meth capital of the country. Youth Futures WA CEO Mark Waite said while a new report revealed Perth no longer recorded the biggest meth consumption in Australia, the drug problem still persisted amongst young…