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Safe on our roads? Teens and risky driving

Media release — December 2019

A national study of young Australian drivers aged 16-17 has found that 8 in 10 P-platers and more than half of learner drivers had engaged in some form of risky driving during their ten most recent driving trips.

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Australian teens not getting enough sleep

Media release — December 2019

A study of the sleep patterns of Australian children and adolescents has found that around a quarter of 12-15 year-olds and half of 16-17 year-olds are not getting enough sleep on school nights to meet national sleep guidelines.

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Gambling activity among Australian teenagers

Media release — December 2019

A new national study has found 16 per cent of Australian teenagers aged 16-17 years reported spending money on some form of gambling activity in the previous 12 months, with some gambling illegally because they were underage.

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