OPINION: More Support Is Needed If We Want WA Youths To Get Ahead

Opinion By: Mark Waite, CEO Of Youth Futures WA As an organization we work with a specific cohort of young people who definitely fall into the category of being at-risk of not only youth unemployment but long term unemployment and a reliance on Centerlink. These are the young people that fall through the gaps and…

OPINION: Old People Had It Better Than Today’s Youth

OPINION BY: Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies at Murdoch University Old people like to think they had it tough. It was so much harder in their day, they say. But they’re wrong. We had it better.Most of us could expect to get a job. We didn’t even need finish year…

Increased police resources in Mandurah as youth issues and crime continues

As Mandurah continues to struggle with incidents of theft and assault, WA Police are cracking down on offenders with an increased police presence in the area. Police Minister Michelle Roberts commented on the feedback she receives, particularly focused on issues like young people congregating, people feeling unsafe, and multiple assaults. She said much of the…

WA Youth Unemployment Rising To 14.5%

By Andrew Fewster There are calls for the WA state government to take action following an announcement showing that unemployment figures for WA are worsening, with 7000 less jobs on a monthly basis. This news comes despite a national trend towards stability and even growth in some states. CEO of Youth futures WA, Mark Waite,…

Kids Helpline funding needed to satisfy increased demand

The Federal Government is being called on to urgently top-up funding for Kids Helpline. The nation-wide counselling service providing a listening ear for children and young people in need, is unable to keep up with an increased demand of calls. It’s reported that more than half of calls made went unanswered, hence the Government being…