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Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks project. from www.shutterstock.com

Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

Loneliness is a bigger cause of death than a poor diet, obesity, alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise, and it's on a par with heavy smoking. So let's get talking about it.
One clear way for news organisations to begin building trust with young people is to start including them in news stories in meaningful ways. Tim Mossholder/Unsplash

On an average day, only 1% of Australian news stories quoted a young person. No wonder so few trust the media

Of all the news stories examined in a snapshot study, only 11% included the views or experiences of young people. And that inclusion was usually via adults.
More than 60% of Victorian young adults live with their parents, followed by 56% in New South Wales and about 53% in the other four states. In Queensland, the proportion of young adults living at home rose from 31% in 2001 to 52% in 2017. Shutterstock

Over 50% of young Australian adults still live with their parents – and the numbers are climbing faster for women

In 2017, 56% of men aged 18 to 29 lived with one or both parents, up from 47% in 2001. And over the same period, the proportion of women aged 18 to 29 living with their parents rose from 36% to 54%.
Many high school students are politically engaged. But how would they change the preamble to the Constitution? AAP/Lukas Coch

Young Australians champion ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom’ in designing constitutional change

At a recent constitutional convention, high school students from across the country designed a new preamble to the Constitution to bring it into line with their idea of how Australia should be.
Reports suggests many Australian children are forgoing Year 12 exams because they are too stressful. from shutterstock.com

Are we teaching children to be afraid of exams?

In our efforts to support young people, we might be teaching them to be afraid rather than encouraging them to see exams as a positive challenge.

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