How Australia can invest in children and return more: A new look at the $15b cost of late action

How Australia can invest in children and return more: A new look at the $15b cost of late action

29 October 2019

This report highlights the economic cost of preventable, late invention for children.

This report has been published by CoLab, a partnership between the Telethon Kids Institute and the Minderoo Foundation.

The report sets out how much Australian governments spend every year because children and young people have reached crisis point and the opportunities for earlier and wiser preventative investment.

It finds Australia spends $15.2b every year because children and young people experience serious issues that require crisis services, such as out-of-home care, child and adolescent mental health, youth justice, unemployment and homelessness.

Download the report via the CoLab website (PDF)

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