Monthly Archives: October 2014

Australia’s Social Attitudes On Racism, Immigrants, & Muslims

Australians are much more concerned about terrorism and racism than they were just four months ago, according to a new social cohesion survey. The survey, conducted by Scanlon Foundation and Monash University, surveyed people’s social attitudes toward multiculturism and terrorism … Continue reading

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What Will Your Degree Cost You?

Being a young person today certainly isn’t easy and care-free. Instead of enjoying their youth and having the ability to explore their passions and interests, young people are thwarted with worry and concern about their futures. From increased student debt, … Continue reading

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Senate To Debate Uni Reforms

A proposed reform to increase higher education fees, cut government per-student funding, expand Commonwealth support to sub-bachelor courses and private providers, and charge real interest on student debts is being debated in the Senate from today and will be expected … Continue reading

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Managing Cultural Diversity In The Workplace

Australia has one of the most culturally diverse workplaces in the world; from our multicultural society, to the globalization of business, and the rise of the “digital divide”. Because of this, cultural competence in the workplace is vital, as well … Continue reading

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Young People More Likely To Volunteer Than Donate

Generation Y, Millennials, or those born between 1980 and 2000 are the least likely to donate money or funds to charity, yet are the most likely age group to volunteer our time through volunteer programs and online campaigning. Give as … Continue reading

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Can We Auto-Correct Humanity? Rapper Urges Us To Put Down Our Phones

“Did you know that the average person spends four years of their life looking at their phone?” asks activist and rap artist Richard William, aka Prince Ea in his enlightening spoken poem titled ‘Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?’. The rapper released … Continue reading

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Is Your Job One Of The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs In Australia?

Does your job require a lot of travel? Or do you think being killed by a wild animal bite is not a good way to go? Then being a truck driver, an electrician, or a plumber isn’t for you, according … Continue reading

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Inspiring Leadership In Young People

Anybody who has been involved with the AYCW know that youth action and involvement is at the core of what we do. And what we do is to empower young people to make a positive difference in their lives and … Continue reading

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Gough Whitlam: A Leader Who Inspired Positive Action

Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has sadly passed away this morning, at the age of 98. Being hailed as “a giant” of Australian politics who “inspired a legion of young people” to reform a nation, few have we seen … Continue reading

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Are Australians Working To Live Or Living To Work?

At the YCW, we’ve had many discussions about work-life balance and the impact it has on us as individuals. At our recent National Council we established that ‘work-life balance’ was at the top of the list of concerns for young … Continue reading

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