Monthly Archives: June 2016

Young Australians Face Worse Challenges Than Their Parents

Today’s young Australians could become the first generation to be worse off than their parents, according to a new report card from the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA). The latest update to FYA’s report Renewing Australia’s Promise explores the challenges … Continue reading

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Australia’s Youngest Generation Most Vulnerable

A new report is calling for governments to set a clear national agenda for children as it claims Australia’s youngest generation is the most vulnerable. The report, from the Australian Child Rights Taskforce, led by UNICEF Australia and the National … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Feed People, Not Wars”

ROME: Pope Francis on Monday condemned the use of hunger as a “weapon of war” and lamented the fact that it was easier to move weapons across borders than the aid needed to keep civilians alive. Days after aid agencies … Continue reading

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Coles Refuses To Increase Penalty Rates For Workers Despite Fair Work Warning

Coles refuses to boost penalty rates for workers despite Fair Work ruling Supermarket giant Coles has defied the Fair Work Commission and refused to boost penalty rates for workers who have been left worse off under a controversial wage agreement … Continue reading

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There Are Better Ways To Help Low Paid Workers Than To Increase Minimum Wage

Small, incremental changes to the minimum wage are unlikely to have a big impact on employment. But Australia’s employment situation is deceptively weak and what would be better for the economy and low income earners is to do away with … Continue reading

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‘Hipsters’ Holding Back Diversity in the Media Industry

Average media worker is a male hipster, report warns lack of diversity is harming industry The World Today A report out today warns a lack of racial and gender diversity in Australia’s media is dragging down the future growth of … Continue reading

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What Young Australians Can Do to Influence Politics

LAUNCHING a career in politics isn’t the only way to turn influential ideas into policies and laws. National Civic Council Queensland president and father to five Luke McCormack  believes any professional young person has the capacity to influence Australia’s democratic … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for June: Human Solidarity

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ prayer intention for June is for Human Solidarity. That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity. The Apostleship of Prayer has … Continue reading

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Young Australians Thoughts on the Property Market

We asked young Australians their thoughts on the property market ahead of the federal election Jun 2, 2016 Madeleine Wedesweiler Tips for first-home buyers The property market may be beyond the reach of many however here’s some creative tips to make … Continue reading

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The Push for ‘Guys’ to be Banned from the Workplace

#WordsAtWork: David Morrison wants Australians to stop saying gender-based terms like ‘guys’ By defence reporter Andrew Greene Australian of the Year and former Army chief David Morrison says the term “guys” should no longer be used in workplaces. The retired … Continue reading

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