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28 May 2018

2018 Annual alcohol poll: Attitudes and behaviours

This annual poll conducted by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education examined Australians’ attitudes towards alcohol, their consumption behaviours, awareness and experiences of alcohol harm, and perspectives on alcohol policies. Some of the key findings of the research were that 37% of Australians have been affected by alcohol-related violence, including 21% who have been direct victims. Women are more likely than men to have been affected (41% compared to 34%) and to be direct victims of alcohol related violence (23% compared to 18%).

28 May 2018

We are not all the same: Exploring difference in young people's experiences of couch surfing versus sleeping rough

This article reports on preliminary research by the Brisbane Youth Service and Griffith Criminology Institute involving young couch surfers aged 12-25 in Brisbane to examine how these young people differ from other homeless young people. Young women were found to be significantly more likely to be couch surfing (70% of those couch surfing)) and less likely to be sleeping rough (40% of those sleeping rough). Many of these young women identified as  LGBTIQ. Couch surfing  young people were twice as likely to describe their mental health as ‘poor’ compared with young people sleeping rough.

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