How Young People are Faring is the annual DSF report that provides an overview of the participation of young Australians in learning and work. While generally the situation seems to have improved, there are several key points to highlight.
The percentage of teenagers not in full-time study or full-time work has declined in recent years and in 2007 is the lowest since 1990
The percentage of school leavers not in full-time study or work has declined in recent years
Participation rates in full-time learning or work in May 2007 were higher for young adults than at any time in the past two decades, however more than one in five young adults were not in full-time study or full-time work
Full-time jobs for Australians (25-64 y.o.) have risen but has been static for teenagers and has declined by 42,000 for young adults
One in five young adults has not attained either a Certificate III or Year 12
Local knowledge and stories create positive change in Burnie
The whiteboard in Kylie Burgess’ office tells a story about the power of community. It’s covered in notes and ideas about turning local knowledge and lived experience into positive change for the community of Burnie in Tasmania’s north-west.
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.