The Brotherhood of St Laurence is engaged in an ongoing national campaign My Chance, Our Future to draw attention to the crisis of youth unemployment in communities all over Australia.
In an economy fast shifting to a knowledge and service base and striving to be internationally competitive, employers place a huge premium on qualifications, skills and work experience.
It is not due to chance – or perceived attitudes of young people today – that we find over a quarter of a million 15 to 24 year olds who are jobless.
We need to restore hope for our emerging generation. Australia needs a new approach to assist jobless young people to build their qualifications, skills and experience to obtain a job in the modern economy.
Our national campaign involves data analysis and spotlights research and policy around this critical issue to secure our nation's future.
Youth Unemployment Monitor
A key part of our campaign is an enewsletter, the Youth Unemployment Monitor.
The Monitor is a useful source of information and policy analysis. But it's not all facts and figures. We present the human stories of youth unemployment and the challenges young people face today. Read more »
21 November 2016
15 March 2016
Report: Part-time purgatory: young and underemployed in Australia »
Report: An unfair Australia? Mapping youth unemployment hotspots »
Report: Reality bites: Australia's youth unemployment in a millennial era »
Report: U-turn: the transport woes of Australia's young jobseekers »
Report: Australia's youth unemployment hotspots »
Report: Paying a price: young men and women experiencing joblessness in Australia »
Report: The teenage dream unravels: trends in youth unemployment »
Report: Barely working: young and underemployed in Australia »
Submission: Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment »
3 December 2018, Fairfax Media nationally
'Survival job': Steep lift in young people hunting more hours at work
4 December 2017, Fairfax Media nationally
Young and working hard to get out of long-term unemployment
4 December 2017, The Conversation
Young people still find it hard to get a job, despite using same tactics as older job seekers
4 December 2017, Junkee
More than 50,000 young Australians trapped in long-term unemployment
4 December 2017, The Toowoomba Chronicle
Millennials: the unemployed generation
4 December 2017, ABC Radio AM
Report skewers misconception about unemployed youth
28 March 2017, The Melbourne Anglican
Youth employment pressures hit 40 year high: new report
27 March 2017, Fairfax media nationally
Youth underemployment is the highest it's been in 40 years
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For information on the Youth Unemployment Monitor and our broader campaign for youth employment please contact Farah Farouque, the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Principal Advisor, Public Affairs and Policy: ffarouque(at)bsl.org.au