The National Youth Commission Australia Inquiry was an idea kicked off in 2016, at a time when the prospects for young people leaving school and entering the workforce had already been in decline for decades. The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry were later amended in April 2020 in response to the further impact that […]
“COVID-19 is a generation-defining pandemic which will disporportionately impact young people long-term” – Youth Affairs Council Victoria. It’s clear that young people across Victoria and Australia have been significantly impacted by the challenges that 2020 has provided. But with concerted and consistent efforts we can tackle many of the these challenges together. The COVID-19 Recovery […]
Young people are exhorted to get an education and be prepared to work hard to gain a secure job and lead a comfortable life. This paper shows that this connection is breaking down, with income and job prospects for younger people increasingly under threat in a rapidly changing economy and labour market.
As young people progress into adulthood and attempt to develop a career there are several transitions that occur at different stages and times in their working lives. Sometimes transitions are relatively simple and straightforward. At other times, they are non-linear and require improvisation and negotiation. However for young Australians generally, their transitions have changed over time. […]