Monthly Archives: November 2016

Our Wrong Assumptions About Young & Old Workers

It is almost second nature to create stereotypes of people based on age. If someone is in their twenties then they must be technologically adept, obsessed with keeping fit, prepared to change jobs frequently whilst obviously searching for meaningful work. … Continue reading

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Limited Transport Is A Barrier To Young People Getting A Job

Darren Cini would have to leave home in Windsor at 3am to get to work at 5am at Wetherill Park, about 35 kilometres away, because of poor public transport links. Limited transport frustrating the young and unemployed Two young job … Continue reading

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What Can We Do About Young People & Crime?

Young people run riot during Melbourne’s Moomba festivities. Out of control teenagers create chaos at the Parkville Youth Justice Centre, causing more than $1 million damage. Premier Daniel Andrews pronounces himself utterly sick of the behaviour. “I am sick, and the Victorian community … Continue reading

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Life Not Getting Better For Indigenous Australians: Study

Indigenous Australians are becoming more disadvantaged, with alarming increases in imprisonment rates, mental health problems and self harm, according to a damning Productivity Commission report released today. Key points: “Most comprehensive report” on Indigenous wellbeing undertaken in Australia Indigenous imprisonment … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: ‘No Peace Without Justice’

Pope Francis calls Christians to open their eye to world’s ‘forgotten and excluded’   A Year of Mercy. Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, April 16, 2016. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Pope … Continue reading

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Young People Won’t Let a World Of Walls Happen

By Lorna Solis, Member of the Global Future Council on The Future of the Humanitarian System of the World Economic Forum Imagine this: when conflict happens, and people flee, they know that – when they reach safety – they will … Continue reading

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Why Australia’s Youth & Political Parties Aren’t Talking

As the smashed avocado debate has coined a new name for millennials, the conversation shows we are at a generational crisis point, political experts say. New research shows young Australians are struggling to engage with major political parties on their … Continue reading

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How 4 Companies Created Successful Workplace Diversity Programs

When I first began recruiting technology staff I was placing large teams of contractors into businesses who were busily preparing for Y2K and then GST. The stereotypical technology worker was an introverted 30 to 50 year old male, usually Caucasian, … Continue reading

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The 10 Richest Young Australians Of 2016

Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar have topped the 2016 BRW Young Rich list with record $4.68 billion combined wealth. The list records the wealth of Australians aged 40 and under. The two, both aged 36, became billionaires when … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Holds Mass For 1000 Prisoners: ‘Never Lose Hope in God’s Mercy’

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday for the Jubilee for Prisoners in Saint Peter’s Basilica, during which he reminded prison detainees to never lose hope, or fall into the temptation that they can never be forgiven. Around 1,000 … Continue reading

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