Kids want more choice after graduating, not less

Words by Joshua, 17 NSW     When the first wave of COVID-19 hit Australian shores in March 2020, I had no idea what was coming. Time spent crying at my desk, my microphone muted and camera off while attending Zoom classes. Afternoons spent on assignments and wondering about questions I couldn’t ask. Talking with friends…

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I’m one in four: the education system.

Words by Kirsten, 28 QLD I count to four as I breathe in and out. I have learnt, the caring sector is not for the faint-hearted.  As a year nine student wheels himself onto the veranda on the chair he’s just stolen from behind my desk, it’s not the chin wobbles I’m worried about, but…

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The economy was failing young Australians long before COVID-19

Words by Lachlan, 21 VIC I am one of the lucky ones. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic I have had stable employment and the resources to continue university study. Yet other young Australians have not been as fortunate, with the pandemic forcing almost one in three workers aged 18-24 into unemployment. These people are not just…

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Dear Future Employer

Words by Briana, 20 VIC Dear future employer, What is the answer? How do we break the cycle? The cycle where we study. We attain a casual job. We graduate. We have graduated but are still at our casual job that we can’t survive on, with no apparent experience and a debt to pay. We have…

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