Monthly Archives: August 2016

More Than One Million Australians Living In Poor Or Derelict Housing

More than one million Australians live in properties which are dangerously close to being slum housing, researchers reveal. Another 100,000 people occupy houses defined as being in very poor condition or derelict, according to the study. The problem was larger … Continue reading

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Young Workers Treated Poorly, Fear Being Ripped Off: ACTU

Many young workers are treated poorly, receive no training and are concerned they are not being paid properly, according to research commissioned by unions. ACTU president Ged Kearney said the survey of more than 500 workers aged 18 to 24 … Continue reading

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Is Television Failing Us Young People?

Everyone at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival was expecting Vice chief executive Shane Smith to ruffle a few feathers when he gave the annual MacTaggart lecture on Wednesday evening, but few were prepared to be quite so ruffled. In a rambling … Continue reading

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YCW Update: International Pay Day Appeal

Dear comrades of the International YCW, Fraternal greetings! 2016 is an extraordinary year for all of us. Over the past four years (2012-2016), we have developed actions and a campaign on the issue of Just Work and Social Protection. The … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Model For Social Justice

Anna Safronova pictured above at the Unreasonable Institute accelerator   One of the major advantages of global study and travel is that we get a perspective on opportunities we may observe more clearly in a foreign land. When Anna Safronova, … Continue reading

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The Facts About Indigenous Youth Detention In Australia

An ABC Four Corners report into the treatment of youth detainees in the Northern Territory showed images of juvenile detainees being gassed, choked and stripped naked in the Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre. By Bianca Soldani Source: The Feed 26 … Continue reading

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60 Young Australians Drive Social Change

A cohort of 60 potential innovators, selected to be Australia’s next Young Social Pioneers, will take part in a Not for Profit incubator program to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges. Jan Owens AM, CEO of Foundation for Young Australians … Continue reading

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National Op Shop Week: Young People Turning To Op Shops For High Fashion

Young fashionistas looking for high-end brands are finding designer clothes at bargain prices in Queensland’s op shops. Charities across the state are expecting stores full of bargain hunters when National Op Shop Week begins on Sunday. Laura Morley, 22, is … Continue reading

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How To Stop The World’s 3.1 Billion Young People Being Left Behind

There are more young people in the world than ever before. While some see the planet’s 3.1 billion under 25-year-olds as a threat, others see the true potential of this demographic dividend. On International Youth Day on August 12, it’s … Continue reading

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Science Week: The Call For More Young People To Be Hooked On Science

Unlike the parasitic worms he spends much of his time researching, Dr Paul Giacomin is not one to shy away from the spotlight. When he is not in the lab at James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and … Continue reading

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