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…

Funding to help indigenous youth and carry on stories of Ngaanyatjarrra women

WA’s remote indigenous communities will be boosted by funding to assist its youth and tell the stories of Aboriginal women in the Ngaanyatjarrra community. The Ngaanyatjarrra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council has received a $2.46 million Lotterywest grant, to fund a pilot project for youth services as well as preservation of history. The grant will…

Immigration VS Automation: Are WA Youths Ready For Future Jobs?

  After finishing high school in her home country of Malaysia, 26 year old Cherly Chan came to Perth to study university. Following her graduation and a professional year, Cherly has found a full time job as an accountant. Like many other international students who’ve found a sense of belonging in the community, Ms Chan…

EXCLUSIVE: Unemployment struggle jeapodizes youth independence

Young people who are unemployed are facing tougher conditions to find work, as parents become obligated to “parent” their children longer as they struggle to find work, a parent of one of an underemployed WA youth has claimed. Craig McKinley, dad of Curtis who was featured in part one of WAMN News’ youth unemployment investigation…

Immigration not preventing local youth employment: Migration lawyer

Immigration has not taken jobs from young Australian job seekers, but has instead created jobs for the economy, a migration lawyer has stated. Perth lawyer Lily Chen said the belief that migrants were being employed in jobs that should be for young people was false, but instead a lack of in-demand skills from migrants were…