Monthly Archives: September 2016

Suspending Welfare Payments Won’t Help Young People Get Jobs

The Australian government wants to suspend welfare payments to unemployed young people who fail to turn up for mandatory training sessions. The belief is that this will help to tackle persistently high levels of youth unemployment. The rate is around … Continue reading

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Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2016 Social Justice Statement

Described as a text that will touch the heart of every person in our society, the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2016-2017 Social Justice Statement has been launched locally in Perth by Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton. A Place at the Table: Social … Continue reading

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Young People Experiencing Stress From Being Constantly Connected

For close to five months, while working for a prominent businessman, Emma’s life centred solely around work. “My phone was always close by,” Emma told Hack. “The hours were terrible.” Emma and her colleagues were constantly connected using the Chinese … Continue reading

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Young Workers More Vulnerable To Workplace Injury: WorkSafe Report

WorkSafe Victoria is calling on employers to provide adequate training to young workers after they were found to be more susceptible to workplace injuries. They found nearly 50 people between the ages of 15 and 24 were injured every week … Continue reading

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Is Today’s Generation Of Young People In Crisis?

The Guardian recently opened a debate/discussion for young people to voice their concerns about the implications of financial security, finding a job, health and education as a young person. While this is a British study/discussion, the concerns raised are what … Continue reading

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Pope Francis World Day Of Prayer For Peace

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis presided over the closing ceremony of the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi on Tuesday afternoon. The ceremony followed an early afternoon of prayer – not in common, but separately, according to religious tradition. … Continue reading

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The Hidden Threat To Young Aussie Jobs

WHEN the first shopper emerged from the Apple Store in Sydney on Friday, after 24 hours of queuing, proudly clutching the new iPhone 7, there’s a good chance they never got to unwrap it. Instead, it’s more likely they went … Continue reading

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Corruption ‘More Addictive Than Drugs,’ Pope Francis

It begins slowly, and then you start generating exploitation, poverty and suffering – Pope Francis warned saying corruption may become “more addictive than drugs.” “Some behave with corruption as with drugs: thinking they can use it and stop using it … Continue reading

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Sick Of Work? Maybe It’s Your Job That’s Harming Your Health

Scavengers cleaning latrines in India and pickers working in the vast warehouses of online retail businesses have something in common: firsthand experience of the kind of low-status work said to contribute to inequalities in health. In his third ABC Boyer … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Tells Young People To Strengthen Dialogue With God

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis remembered the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on Wednesday, at the end of his weekly General Audience. In greetings to young people, newlyweds, and all persons suffering illness of any kind, the Holy Father recalled the … Continue reading

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