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Barriers to Success

Mission Australia The focus of this year’s survey was to uncover what young people perceive to be the main barriers to success. The results revealed that academic ability, financial difficulty and a lack of job opportunities are believed to negatively affect a young person’s ability to achieve their goals in life. • Alcohol [...]

Racism rising in Australia

Community groups and academics say they are concerned about a "rising tide of racism" in Australia, stemming from recent tensions in the Middle East. Sociology professor Andrew Jakubowicz from the University of Technology in Sydney says there has been a noticeable rise in racism in Australia. Professor Jakubowicz says part of the problem has been [...]

Academic performance in early years has impact on mental health

Helping kids succeed in first grade may have a lasting mental-health benefit: Lower risk for depression in seventh grade and beyond. That’s the conclusion University of Missouri researchers arrived at after tracking 474 boys and girls from grammar school to middle school. It makes sense - and it’s just one more reason to help your [...]