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Brotherhood of St. Laurence 

Grant round: 2010 

Grant amount: $58,000

This project addressed the limited choice in the availability of appropriate and affordable mobile phone services for youth (12-25), especially youth from low income backgrounds. It also examined debt and its impact on young consumers. The project was conducted with over 100 students from VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) programs in Melbourne's Frankston Mornington Peninsula area. The project comprised 4 major components: peer research (into vulnerabilities as consumers of mobile phones), a consumer skills workshop series, student advocacy projects (a presentation day to peers, community members, and industry), and a project evaluation (action research).

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