Past and future youth contributions recognised in KickstART festival

Youth contributions in the past, present and future will be recognised as part of a festival set to bring together the state’s youth in the single largest annual celebration of WA’s young people. The McGowan Government has launched the Youth Week WA KickstART festival, encouraging young people to explore, build relationships with WA’s creative industries…

16 Kwinana Youths Awarded With LyriK Scholarship

Sixteen local youths were awarded the Leadership, Youth, and Respect (LyriK) Educational Scholarship in Kwinana at an award ceremony held on Friday, 6th December at the Zone Youth Space. Founded in 2006, the program recognises the invaluable contributions youths aged 10 to 18 years make to the Kwinana community and aims to assist them in…

WA’s unemployed youth in rejection cycle with entry-level jobs shortage

Unskilled young WA jobseekers are being left in a vicious unemployment cycle, with a shortage of entry level jobs, high competition for work and limited welfare payments hampering employment prospects. Social advocates have called for reforms to improve chances of employment, claiming that currently, “jobs simply don’t exist” for jobseekers without formal qualifications, leaving them…

National unemployment falls marginally for September

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen in September, with the drop in joblessness attributed to a fall in Australians looking for work. The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed on Thursday that the nation’s jobless rate slipped slightly to 5.2 per cent for the month, a stronger than expected result. Meanwhile, Australia’s underemployment rate, which measures the…

State government investment to boost youth music development

Youth music careers will get a kick start following a State Government investment into WA’s young musicians. The McGowan Government has devoted $250,000 from the Contemporary Music Fund to Propel Youth Arts WA, to support emerging music artists and all-ages music events. As part of the investment, it will deliver youth music initiatives over three…

Australian youth believe their mental health is worsening: survey

Young Australians believe their mental health is declining across the country, with around two thirds believing it is worsening, new data has found. Research by Headscape involving a survey of young Australians aged 12 to 25 released on Wednesday revealed 62 per cent of youth feeling it is deteriorating. A large number of respondents said…

Federal Labor demanding Coalition support for youth unemployment

Federal Labor is slamming the Government for not supporting young people’s need to find work, as today’s youth unemployment rate reaches 12 per cent, more than double the national average and has seen an increase of 0.8 percent since June last year. The youth underemployment rate also remains high at 17.5 as it faced a…