Topic: #PursuitUniversityofMelbourne

Around three quarters of participants in the Multicultural Youth Australia Census had engaged in at least one civic or political activity in the last year. Picture: Daniel Lee/Flickr

Young people in Australia are mapping viable futures

Young people globally are facing unprecedented social, economic, political and environmental challenges related to the restructuring of work, poor access to key welfare services, the decline of democratic practices and the climate emergency.Read more
|Comment|author: Pursuit at University of Melbourne

What we know about our children after 2021

In 2021, families across the nation and around the world endured a second year of interrupted schooling, with the associated challenges of home-learning, working from home and isolation from the support networks of extended family...Read more
|Comment|author: Pursuit at University of Melbourne

Parents with children at home reach breaking point

As Australia emerges from COVID-19, many have lost their jobs and businesses, resulting in high levels of mental distress, particularly among parents. And the distress extends across all Australia’s states and territories, not just Victoria...Read more
|Comment|author: Pursuit at University of Melbourne

Playing for participation

If there is one industry that has grown during COVID lockdowns, it’s the gaming industry. Sales, downloads and viewership have blossomed worldwide. But the rise of competitive gaming hasn’t happened overnight.Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Matt Harrison

Education in extreme times

After a remarkable success in flattening the COVID-19 curve, Australia’s States and Territories are now charting the course back towards school-based learning.Read more
|Comment|author: David Browning and Christopher McCraw

Managing your family’s cabin fever

Family members confined together in isolation can soon start to get on each other’s nerves. However, research shows that the way families communicate can help. One of the obvious consequences of close isolation is that space...Read more
|Comment|author: Terry Bowles

Breaking the family chain of joblessness

In 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimated that 11.6 per cent of Australian children were growing up in households where no primary carer was in paid employment – something statisticians and policymakers refer...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy