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Social issues

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1800RESPECT – National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service

National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7 for people experiencing the effects of sexual assault, domestic or family violence. Call 1800 737 732
IMPORTANT: In an emergency – if anyone is in immediate danger – please call 000 now.

Department of Social Services

Bullying. No way!

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School communities around Australia can increase understanding about the issues surrounding bullying, harassment and violence, hear others' stories, find out about resources, and share strategies and success stories across the nation.

Safe and Supportive School Communities Project

Drinking Nightmare

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The National Binge Drinking Campaign. Along with a range of initiatives, aims to reduce harms associated with drinking to intoxication by young Australians.

Department of Health

Housing support programs

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Programs and services to help make housing more available and reduce homelessness.

Department of Social Services

Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions

An online exhibition based on personal histories of the 'forgotten Australians', Former Child Migrants and those who experienced institutional care as children.
Read the blog posts which give a voice for those who were inside.

National Museum of Australia

Living Safe Together

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A place to share ideas and experiences, and celebrate the work already being done to build resilient communities that take action against violent extremism.

Attorney-General's Department

Online gambling

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Provides information on the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA), which prohibits providing certain interactive gambling services to a customer physically present in Australia. Includes links to information on the Interactive Gambling Industry Code and the complaints process.

Department of Communications and the Arts

Organ donor registration

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The only national register for people to record their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor for transplantation after death. Family consent is always sought before donation can proceed.

Department of Human Services

Racism. It Stops With Me.

The National Anti-Racism Strategy campaign invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism wherever it happens.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Racism. No Way.

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Aims to tackle racism in schools in Australia, through providing teachers, school students, parents and governors with games, research and lesson ideas that explore the causes and effects of racism for practical use in the classroom.

Department of Education and Training

Reducing violence

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Programs and services to help reduce violence against women and their children.

Department of Social Services

Sexual Violence Research

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Provides access to current information and resources to assist those working against sexual assault and violence.

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Take a Stand Together

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Provides students with tips and advice which they can apply to different bullying situations.

Safe and Supportive School Communities Project

The Allen Adventure

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This fun and interactive app teaches children social and emotional skills and how to identify and deal with inappropriate behaviour from other children. Suitable for children from 3 to 8 years of age.

Safe and Supportive School Communities Project