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Labor promised a better future. Now what? A perspective from a young Australian

Ally Cooper, Wednesday, 1st June 2022 -  The newly elected Labor government strikes a more progressive note than its predecessor, but sadly lacks in some key areas. Will they deliver? Ally Cooper puts the ALP on notice. I

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Federal budget ignores young people and our future

Ashley Oehler, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Overall, the budget demonstrates the clear lack of consideration for young people, writes Ashley Oehler in their youth take on the budget. The 2022 federal budget is important for

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Student mental health is a vital part of education

Aakriti, Friday, 11th March 2022 -  We need teachers, parents, carers, families and the community to listen to us and understand how serious this is, write VicSRC executive committee members Aakriti, Gitaanjali and

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The customer is not always right…

Ani Prakash, Thursday, 3rd February 2022 -  Ani Prakash reflects on what must be done to protect retail and hospitality workers, many of whom are young people, from facing increasing abuse from customers. Like most Australians,

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Access and inclusion extends beyond the pandemic

Mia Boonen, Thursday, 21st October 2021 -  COVID-19 has brought with it a new wave of institutional flexibility. We need to hold onto that, and prioritise access as we exit the pandemic, writes Mia Boonen, who shares her experience

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Students are amid a mental health and education crisis

Aakriti Malhotra, Monday, 13th September 2021 -  How far are governments prepared to go to provide the support that students and young people need right now, asks year 10 student and VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee member

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Bridging the gap between young people and decision makers

Ali Noura, Monday, 9th August 2021 -  The recurring narratives of “no one listens to us young people” versus “young people are naive” are unhelpful. It’s time for young people and decision makers to reframe their view

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How the creative arts and community sector can open opportunities for young people

Jay Mifsud, Tuesday, 13th July 2021 -  Creative programs can build a bridge of equity from the community sector to the arts so all young people, regardless of background, can embrace music and creativity, writes Jay Mifsud

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Australia's COVID-19 response is failing young people

Thomas Feng, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  An entire generation of young people risk being left behind. There needs to be targeted initiatives and reforms to lift them back onto their feet, writes Thomas Feng. Imagine growing

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Genuine youth participation means youth partnership and leadership

Kelsey McGowan, Tuesday, 11th May 2021 -  If organisations want to make a difference to the future of those who come after them, they must allow young people to design and lead the solutions, writes Kelsey McGowan, reflecting

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Why we need to raise the rate

Cassandra Prigg, Thursday, 4th March 2021 -  An increase in JobSeeker to $80 a day would change a young person’s life and their future – the problem is that politicians lack the willpower to make this happen, writes Cassandra Prigg.
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