Past 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 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
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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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 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.
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?’