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Employment social enterprises are helping young people, but struggle without support

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 -  A new guide looks at how social enterprises can help reduce inequity among young people Effective employment social enterprises can address social and health inequities among young

Innovative social enterprise hub is on the right track

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 1st September 2020 -  The initiative has the potential to generate $4.6 million in social value in its first year An ambitious plan to build a social enterprise hub in shipping containers under one of Melbourne’s

Calls for Cross-Sector Collaboration to Fix Skills Shortage

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th February 2019 -  The Foundation for Young Australians is calling for urgent action on a looming skills shortage, which they say will leave the country with major social and economic problems if not

NSW Invests $10 Million in Youth Unemployment Program

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 -  A desire to change the narrative on youth unemployment has led to Australia’s first social impact investment focused specifically on addressing the issue. SYC Limited’s Sticking

Disadvantaged Young People Given Future Insights for Jobs

Wendy Williams, Friday, 9th June 2017 -  A new program has been launched in Victoria to help disadvantaged young people gain practical skills to help them stand out in the competitive job market and address some of the barriers…

Charity and Media Company Join Forces to Tackle Negative Stereotypes

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 -  As part of a commitment to create “smart connections for their communities,” media company Adshel has teamed up with a national welfare group to tackle negative stereotypes of youth…

Black Market Jobs Cost Australia Billions and Youth are at the Coalface

Shirley Jackson, Monday, 4th July 2016 -  Cash-in-hand jobs are a serious concern with an informal economy equivalent to as much as 15 per cent of Australia’s GDP, writes Shirley Jackson, PhD candidate in Political Economy,

NSW Announces $10M Impact Investment for Youth Unemployment

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 29th June 2016 -  The New South Wales Government has allocated $10 million in its 2016/17 budget for a social impact investment targeting areas of the state with high youth unemployment. NSW Treasurer

Young Australians Face Worse Challenges Than Their Parents Says Report

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 16th June 2016 -  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

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Federal Government Could Fund Volunteer Management Instead of ‘Illegal’ Internships

Sue Noble, Tuesday, 14th June 2016 -  Imagine the possibilities if $840 million of federal funding was channelled into training youth in the volunteer sector rather than supporting for-profit businesses, writes Sue

Just the Tax, Ma’am

Sara Bice, Thursday, 26th May 2016 -    Election Analysis: Corporate tax structures and youth unemployment are rising election issues and are at the heart of the missions of many of Australia’s Not for Profit organisations,

Young Australians Urged to Have Their Say

Lina Caneva, Monday, 11th April 2016 -  Community service Not for Profit, Mission Australia, is calling on young Australians to express their concerns and hopes for the future, including their work prospects, by taking
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