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Young voters may hold the key to the NSW state election: here’s why

Students march through the University of NSW in Sydney calling on the university to divest from fossil fuels. AAP/Danny Casey Philippa Collin, Western Sydney University Young Australians are more connected, educated and informed than previous generations. They are also more likely to have higher debt and less economic independence into their 30s. Many feel excluded […]

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Choosing a career? These jobs won’t go out of style

Careers in health care, education and design are unlikely to be automated. www.shutterstock.com Lisa Denny, University of Tasmania Sensationalist claims that 40% of jobs in Australia won’t exist in the future are unhelpful for young Australians thinking about entering the workforce. The reality is some jobs will no longer exist, new jobs will be created […]

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Call for Abstracts: Translating youth research to policy and practice

Following the success of the Crime and Governance ‘Politics and Crime Control’ symposium, The Journal of Applied Youth Studies (JAYS), along with guest editors Joel McGregor and Xanthé Mallett, are now welcoming abstract submissions for a special issue to be published in early 2018. (more…)

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Young Australians are engaged in political issues, but unsure how democracy works

Research shows young people are passionate about issues like marriage equality, but many do not understand how governments are formed and prime ministers elected. Shutterstock Zareh Ghazarian, Monash University; Jacqueline Laughland-Booy, Monash University, and Zlatko Skrbis, Monash University The importance of Australians having the knowledge and skills to participate as active citizens is always a […]

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