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Positions Vacant?

Youth Employment in Australia

Young people are exhorted to get an education and be prepared to work hard to gain a secure job and lead a comfortable life. But this connection is breaking down, with income and job prospects for younger people increasingly under threat in a rapidly changing economy and labour market.

This Discussion Paper reveals that several systems need to mesh together to support young people to make a successful school to work transition. It seeks to inspire fresh thinking about how governments, educators, employers and communities can do better.

Click here to download the discussion paper Positions Vacant? Youth Employment in Australia.

National Youth Commission

Micro Documentary

Find out more about the National Youth Commission Inquiry into Youth Employment and Transitions here.

the youth futures summit is presented by

The Youth Futures Summit acknowledges that the work undertaken to organise this event is on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and wish to pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.