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Welcome to the Sir David Martin Foundation Blog. Our General Manager posts regular updates, and we invite occasional guest bloggers, such as our Ambassadors.

Four months in...I'm inspired

Four months in...I'm inspired

 

Over the last four months since joining our Foundation as the new General Manager, I’ve been deeply inspired by the broad range of individuals and organisations that choose to make a difference in the lives of a youth in crisis. 

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Reflections

Reflections

 

This week marks my five year anniversary with the Sir David Martin Foundation and it will also be my last as I move on to another challenge and hand over the reins to a new General Manager.

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Conquering Jamberoo Mountain

Conquering Jamberoo Mountain

It's not Mount Everest, but Jamberoo Mountain became my obsession for a few months last year.

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Should we legalise drugs?

Should we legalise drugs?

I was recently asked 'should Australia legalise drugs? 'What a great question. There have been countless articles on the 'war on drugs' and how it hasn't ever been won.

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The truth of the Ice Epidemic

The truth of the Ice Epidemic

Earlier this year I attended a conference on the ‘Ice Epidemic’.  It was fascinating to hear from academics, researchers, social workers and health practitioners, all who offered different perspectives on this topic, which has been so visible in the press and in our community over the last 2 years.

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One in 3 homeless young people say they are homeless because they are unable to afford housing costs or find work...

Homeless youth are much more likely to have alcohol and drug problems, mental illness and trouble with the law...

33% of youth aged 16 and 17 years have tried at least one type of illegal substance including; cannabis, hallucinogens, amphetamines, ecstasy, opiates or cocaine...

Over 100,000 Australians are homeless on any given night, of which at least 44,000 are aged 12 to 25...