Newspoll Youth Report: What Young People are Thinking reveals quite a positive picture concerning young Australian’s current general life satisfaction, and also in relation to their optimism about their personal future.
Based on a poll of 803 young Australians:
95% are satisfied with their life overall,
88% are confident that everything will “work out okay” for them in their working life and career in the years ahead, and
86% are confident they will be financially secure in the future – and believe they will achieve a standard of living as good as, or better than their parents.
These are the main findings of the latest report complementing Dusseldorp Skills Forum’s ‘How Young People are Faring’ series. The report provides insight into young Australians’ attitudes, opinions and experiences as far as work and study are concerned.
Dusseldorp Forum has committed to tackling system reform as part of Stronger Places, Stronger People – a five-year commitment by community, federal, and state governments and philanthropy to work together.
Philanthropy has the potential to provide long-term capital that can drive innovation in government policy. In 2010, philanthropist Julius Colman entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Victorian Government.
COVID-19 has further exposed how policy and power structures hold problems in place. It has also provided a unique, timely opportunity to address the structural reform required to strengthen our communities.
April 18, 2021
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.