Monthly Archives: February 2015

AYCW National Update: National Executive Meeting

Our second National Executive Meeting kicked off this time last week with a personal review together. This was a wonderful opportunity to deepen our experience of the Review of Life and Worker Action (ROLWA) and to support each other in … Continue reading

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How Young Australians Are Working Differently

Youth unemployment is at it’s highest than it has ever been – but it’s a different challenge to what it used to be, according to this article written by Matt Wade of The Age. The way in which young people … Continue reading

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Four Corners’ “The Jobs Game” Reveals Exploitation Of Unemployed Australians

Unemployment in Australia currently sits at a record 12-year high, at 6.4%. A recent investigation by the ABC’s Four Corners has revealed that unemployed Australians are being exploited – not by “dole bludgers” sponging off the system – but by … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Never Use God As A Cover For Injustice”

As we enter into the period of Lent, Pope Francis, in his homily last Friday (20/2), reminds us that real fasting isn’t just restricting food choices, it must also include cleansing the heart of all selfishness and making room in … Continue reading

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Youth Encountered with Pope Francis

Youth Encountered with Pope Francis University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Manila, Philippines January 18, 2014 The 4 days state and pastoral visit of Pope Francis with a banner of “Mercy and Compassion” in my country bring us new hope as … Continue reading

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World Day Of Social Justice: 20 February 2015

“In this crucial year for global development, as Member States work to craft a post-2015 agenda and a new set of sustainable development goals, let us do our utmost to eradicate all forms of human exploitation. Let us strive to … Continue reading

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Young People Are Not Giving Up

Last week, the Bureau of Statistics released figures for youth unemployment in Australia, finding that unemployment among young people is as high as it has ever been since June of 1997. The report suggested that young people are responding to … Continue reading

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Violence In Family Home Triggers Youth Homelessness

A national study into youth homelessness has suggested that violence in the family home is the main catalyst for young people living on the streets. The Cost of Youth Homelessness study is a joint project by the Swinburne, Western Australia … Continue reading

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How To Set Up A Charity & Change The World

Do you have a passion? Are you interested in changing the world or even just your local community? Starting a charity is a great initiative to change lives and to give back to others. So if you’re ready to make … Continue reading

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Young People Are Being Driven To ISIL Because Of Unemployment

Muslim leaders have warned that high youth unemployment remains the biggest threat  to the radicalisation of young Muslims in Australia. Australian Muslim community leaders have revealed that they continually come across disaffected young men who want to travel to Syria … Continue reading

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