Current Projects

Forty Parliamentarians (aged 9-12 years old), from the Liverpool local government area, are actively engaging in civic life by increasing their knowledge and understanding of their rights and responsibilities. In turn, our team is reflecting on the Program’s and its potential.
This project is designed to provide an in-depth picture of Australian migrants who care about the environment, how they came to do so, and what these practices of care constitute in terms of a) everyday practices; b) activities during environmental catastrophes such as bushfires.
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What sparks violence? We are working with children and adults to gather their views on violence; what needs to change, who needs to change it, and how we can measure and end violence against children.
Children, their families, and adult stakeholders in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and Fiji are helping us to map the challenges and opportunities presented by increased access to technology in the Pacific, to inform future child protection interventions and programs.
Children in the Gulf are contributing to future policies and programs to support safe technology use by sharing how they use digital media, the effects on their mental wellbeing, and why they take risks online.
Together with our partner, League of Legends developer, Riot Games, we’re looking at supporting young people's mental health and wellbeing through schools-based learning initiatives and gaming clubs; nurturing positive values, strong peer and family connections, and resilience.
Children in Cambodia, Malaysia, Kenya and Tanzania are informing UNICEF’s Disrupting Harm survey tool by sharing their experiences with digital technology experiences and online safety.
Investigating Violence Against Children Online
Protective factors and mitigating risk is crucial to stopping youth gambling. This evaluation is measuring the impact of the Safe Bet on Youth, Families and Communities early intervention program, and will inform the program’s future path.
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This project explored what Covid-19 lockdowns were like for LGBTQIA+ young people and the role social media plays in their health and wellbeing.
Our team is working with Youth Action to gather the views of youth services directors, managers and youth workers. This snapshot of the youth sector informs policies, and advocates for the value of these services.
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How is technology impacting the rights of young people? Together with our partners, we’re consulting 709 children in 27 countries to answer this in a General Comment for the UN Committee for the Rights of the Child.
General Comment on Children and the Digital
Our team is designing the methodology and analysing the results for the State of the World’s Children report, in partnership with UNICEF. Mother and adolescents from 18 countries share their food and nutrition experiences.
The views and needs of young people are being brought to the forefront, to support better adolescent health research. This project brings together diverse young people, families, professionals, policy-makers, service providers and other community members.
Australian young people explain their key motivations for taking part in the Global Climate Strike protest, sharing their expectations of how climate change can be addressed, and informing public and policy debate.
What issues concern young people in Australia? How do these relate to mainstream political debates? What can politicians and other decision-makers learn from young people? Young people have submitted more than 24,500 essays to the Whitlam Institute, answering these questions and more. We’re reviewing their responses to ‘What Matters?’
Young people are being encouraged to actively co-design strategies to address violence. Their voice underpins the development of research and policies, and the resulting school and community-based education.
Youth, Diversity and Wellbeing in a Digital Age