Who uses our work?

Community groups, local and state governments and advocacy organisations use our expertise and research findings. We've been commissioned and produced numerous surveys and reports that inform policy decision making.


Victorian Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Survey

In 2009, a member of our team directed the Victorian Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Survey on behalf of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The results from this, and previous research work, are incorporated into the following reports:

The state of Victoria's young people

This report, The State of Victoria's Young People provides an evidence-based overview of how young Victorians aged 12–24 are faring. Our findings highlight the areas where additional action is required to improve the wellbeing of young people in Victoria, both now and in the future.

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The state of Victoria's children 2009

The report The State of Victoria's Children 2009 presents the first comprehensive report on outcomes for Victorian Aboriginal children, young people and their families. The report brings together a range of data not previously available for Aboriginal children and young people, as well as data from established sources that span the domains of safety, health, development, learning and wellbeing.

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The state of Victoria's children report 2011

This State of Victoria’s Children Report 2011 presents the first consolidated discussion of outcomes for children, young people and their families living in rural and regional Victoria. It provides government and the community with a sound basis for future action.

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Commissioned reports

We have prepared numerous commissioned reports on specific topics including:

  • violent and antisocial behaviours among young adolescents in Australian communities 
  • an analysis of risk and protective factors.

An example of this is the report Violent and Antisocial Behaviours Among Young Adolescents in Communities.

Read the report (PDF, 1.79MB)