TatyanaGl

Old timers say kids worse off today than in the past

DESPITE medical and technological advances, a health poll has found most Australians believe life for children and teenagers is worse today than in their era.

The Australian Child Health Poll released on Wednesday found most people surveyed believed children were worse off in neighbourhood safety.

But more than half believed children were no better off when it came to physical and mental health and family violence.

Although there was a strong perception among those surveyed that there was better education, almost half thought employment opportunities for young people were worse today.

About half of respondents said no political party leaders represented their views on the well-being of children and teenagers, and three-quarters believed politicians should take more action on children and teen issues.

The poll's director, paediatrician Anthea Rhodes, said in an era in when discussions about resourcing were dominated by the needs of older Australians, the findings were an unexpected call to action.

- ARM NEWSDESK



Thousands without power after severe storms

Premium Content Thousands without power after severe storms

More wild weather on the way after severe storms batter southeast

Warwick saleyards to find new home under proposed plan

Premium Content Warwick saleyards to find new home under proposed plan

The Mayor said the move was one that involved ‘a fair bit of emotion’.

10 Warwick jobs you could score now without experience

Premium Content 10 Warwick jobs you could score now without experience

About to graduate or just breaking into the jobs market? These vacancies could be...