Young people are among the hardest hit by the pandemic.
As of May, the real youth unemployment rate is close to 26%, with nearly 300,000 young people leaving the workforce since March.
Without support from the government, many have been forced to raid their superannuation. Now, 600,000 of our most vulnerable Australians under 35 have no super left whatsoever.
Young people increasingly can’t imagine a pathway into the housing market, and more and more live under rental stress.
Now, if Dan Tehan has his way, the cost of failing a university subject will be graphic – and it could be up to $10,000 every year for someone as young as 18 years old.
It’s no surprise that many young people are concerned about their long-term mental wellbeing.
Young Australians need a real plan from their federal government – and it has to start with creating jobs, new industries, and investing in education and training.
We have to do better for our young Australians – the very people we are depending upon for our long-term economic recovery.
Join my call for the Morrison Government to deliver a national youth response package.