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Latest news: Youth

ACT politics: Thursday 11 April

Time to scrutinise the Budget is inadequate, the Canberra Liberals say. Also: workplace health and safety; corrective services; and youth.

Youth handed the power in ‘Happy Meals, Happy Kids’ at The Q

Could an abandoned eatery be the place that brings about real change? Find out when Happy Meals, Happy Kids comes to The Q in Queanbeyan.

Canberra author inspires young readers to follow their dreams

Young Canberra author, Lochana Radaliyagoda, wants to ensure that no children lose their spark with her picture book, Feel the Flame.

New ACT crisis support service for juvenile delinquents

The ACT Government has set up a new crisis support service to divert children and young people from the youth justice system.

Mission Australia: What matters to ACT’s young people

The environment, equity and discrimination, and the economy and financial matters are all concerns for Canberra's young people.

Young Canberra-based actor shares talents worldwide

At just 12 years old, Aadhya Karthik represents Australia in the Regional Finals of the World Monologue Games.

Local hero nominee Mark Brosnan helps youth navigate mental health

Canberra is being called upon to help select our local heroes and provide community initiatives with a cash injection via the Westfield Local Heroes program. In the running at Westfield Belconnen is Mark Brosnan who has been nominated for his role as a volunteer with Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT).

Meet the new kids on the block, covering Canberra theatre from A to Z

With big ideas, the new A-Z Theatre company is hoping to enrich the Canberra theatre scene with original and innovative productions.

New home opens for ACT youth mental health program

The Adolescent Day Program for youths with mental illness moves to a new wing in the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.

Scratch the surface of emerging theatre at Smith’s Alternative

Emerging theatre-makers invite locals to share their opinions on works in progress in Scratch at Smith's Alternative, Tuesday 20 June.

Canberra region schools receive harm prevention education

From South Australia to Canberra, the Sammy D Foundation travels to schools around the country trying to spread the word on the dangers of teenage violence.

Budget boost for welfare payments one step closer

A $40 a fortnight rise in welfare payments is one step closer for millions of Australians.

Young Canberra playwright debuts with ‘Happy Meals, Happy Kids’

Set in a dark world and exploring the tough decisions teenagers are going to face, Happy Meals, Happy Kids hits the stage at Daramalan College for one night only, Friday 26 May.