1. Broken families are one of the greatest causes of tragedy in Australian youth, with average marriages lasting merely 8.8 years. A 2008 Federal report found that 60,000 Australian children are affected by abuse and negligence. Broken families lead to broken relationships, and loss of morality and trust, leading to increased loneliness.
2. Binge drinking affects 33% of youth aged from 18 to 24 years, and 41% have passed out at least once through excessive drinking, while 25% do so regularly. Assaults in CBD areas are increasing mainly caused by excessive drinking. It is estimated that Alcohol poisoning kills 10 Australians a day.
3. Suicide has remained the leading external cause of death in Australia from 1998-2002. The suicide rate for males aged 15-24 is 19.0 per 100,000. For females the rate is 5.7 per 100,000. Youth suicide accounts for 16.6% of the total number of suicides in 1998.
4. There is an increasing pressure to restrict church freedom and reject Christian Values. Increasing pressure from Multiculturalism: To accept all faiths (including witchcraft) as equal to Christianity. Influence of Islam, secular humanism and homosexual lobby are increasing.
5. The median age of first sexual intercourse in 2003 is 16 years. 60% of young people aged 16-19 in 2001-2002 had sexual intercourse experiences. Trends from studies on Christian young people's sexuality indicate that there is little difference between their sexual behavior and that of non-Christian young people, other than a tendency to delay their first sexual experience slightly longer.