Western Sydney Community Forum Q & A – Impacts on the arts and future generations

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. As part of supporting community sector agencies during COVID-19, the Western Sydney Community Forum has developed a panel of experts to respond to questions through a central email helpline. The Q & A … Continue reading Western Sydney Community Forum Q & A – Impacts on the arts and future generations

Economic Impacts Emerge: Coronavirus Employment Explored in New ABS Data

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. As we move further into the year, the impacts of COVID-19 on the Australian economy are becoming more evident. New data released by the ABS showed that employment dropped by 594,300 in April, … Continue reading Economic Impacts Emerge: Coronavirus Employment Explored in New ABS Data

Prevalence and Impact of Drug and Alcohol Use by Young People in Australia

Drug and alcohol use is major cause of disease burden in Australian youth Alcohol and illicit drug use is well-publicised in media and culture as part of the lives of many adult Australians, but these behaviours are not limited to older adults. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs is a common … Continue reading Prevalence and Impact of Drug and Alcohol Use by Young People in Australia