Australian Research and Reports
Research & Reports - Australian
SHINE's Relationships and sexual health education principles of best practice.
This report provides an analysis of a literature review focusing on what works to increase resilience for at-risk and marginalised young people.
Results of a survey of nearly 300 secondary school teachers across Australia.
A report on the first phase of a five-year project at Northern Bay College in Geelong to enhance sexuality education for Prep - Year 12 students using a whole-school and community partnership approach.
2012 HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia: Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour
This report presents data from social and behavioural research conducted by the National Centre in HIV Research. Includes data on the sexual health of young people.
The 5th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2013 and involved over 2000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems and from every jurisdiction in Australia.
2013 Education Programs for Indigenous Australians about Sexually Transmitted Infections and Blood-borne Viruses
This 2013 resource sheet, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, examines evidence on the effectiveness of sexual health education programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
A brief overview of current knowledge about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young Australians. Outlines the role of education and social marketing in reducing the prevalence of STIs (May, 2014).
47% of young people have engaged in sending and receiving sexually suggestive pictures (sexting). Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council.
A report summarising the views of South Australian and Victorian high school students on sexuality and relationships education.
2017 'Is it like one of those infectious kind of things?' The importance of educating young people about HPV and HPV vaccination at school
The HPV vaccination program in Australia commenced in 2007 for girls and 2013 for boys. Students at school receive little or no education about HPV or HPV vaccination prior to immunisation. This trial conducted an intervention in schools to improve knowledge, psycho-social outcomes and vaccination uptake.
The 6th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2018 and involved over 6000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems from every jurisdiction in Australia.
A news article from The Age.
ACON supports community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders.
An evidence summary outlining why adolescent relationships are important and whether they should be encouraged or avoided.
7min TV news video from 10 Play, The Project (PG). 21 Feb 2021. An online petition has revealed the extent of alleged sexual assault playing out in Australia's schools.
Survey of 28,000 Australian young people aged 15-19 years. Covering topics such as: education; post school plans; employment; values and concerns; who they go to for help; family relationships; discrimination; what activities they are involved in; happiness; feelings about the future. Broken down into state responses.
A news article from The Conversation written by Jacqui Hendriks from Curtin University.
1 page factsheet with tips on how and why to talk about kids about pornography.
A traffic light guide to identify, understand and respond to sexual behaviours
Toolkit from Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy (RASARA) that covers a range of issues relating to sexual consent and sexual assault. RASARA are an organisation that advocates for rape and consent law reform across Australia.
A university program created by Deakin University preparing pre-service teachers to teach sexuality education.
ABC news article (Feb 2021) - searches on sexting and cyberbullying increased by 55% and 39% respectively since the pandemic began.