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…

Youth Homelessness on the Rise

Across Australia, 2.5 million people are living under the poverty line and over 105,000 people are homeless, with 42 per cent of those under 25. In Western Australia over 9,500 people are homeless, and almost 4,000 of those are under 25. Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence and Community…

Perth Hit By Supernova Weekend

Contributed By Finlay Foster & Taylah Hanna Supanova is a 2 day convention celebrating comics, cosplay, gaming, anime, tv, movies and everything else nerdy. Filled with lots of fun, costumes, stars, and lots of cool things to buy, Supanova highlights pop culture to fans both young and old, with over 25,000 people expected to attend.…

Crackdown on Drug Dealers in Perth Entertainment Precinct

A six month operation has led to 56 people being charged with allegedly selling ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis inside licensed venues in Perth’s entertainment precincts. The operation has led to approximately $1.1 million worth of drugs being seized, including over 5000 ecstasy tablets and MDMA capsules, 430g of cocaine, 930g of cannabis and 320g of…

Accommodation Investment Boosts Support for Indigenous Youth in Tertiary Study

WA’s State and Federal Governments will invest in an innovative accommodation project at Perth’s St Catherine’s College, to support young Indigenous people from remote communities to complete tertiary study. $12.8 million dollars will be invested into the initiative to double the capacity of the Dandjoo Darbalung programme at the college, located at the University of…

One Love Concert To Heal Manchester

  After last week’s Manchester Arena bombings, celebrities have spoken out and are determined to stand strong against terrorism. A benefit concert is to be held on Sunday in honour of the 22 victims of the attack who lost their lives while attending an Ariana Grande concert. The concert, titled ‘One Love Manchester,’ is set…

Youth Easily Becoming Radicalised Terrorists as World Battles “New Character of War”

Click on the player above to watch the story within the newscast… A Western Australian counter terrorism academic claims it has become easier for young people to become radicalised terrorists following the Manchester Arena bombing. Curtin University lecturer Gavin Briggs said terrorists were an enemy that could be a self-radicalised “new character of war” and…