Australians Face Financial Challenges if Retire Young: Expert

A financial expert has warned young Australians against building savings to retire young, claiming they would be unprepared for financial challenges going into the future. Curtin University instructor and certified financial planner Elson Goh claimed they are not thinking of their future needs by mass accumulating savings to stop working while young, while pressuring themselves…

Scitech celebrates 30th anniversary

Inspiring West Australian children, families and visitors in all reads of science, technology, engineering and maths has been Scitech’s mission for the last 30 years of operation. After opening on August 13th in 1988, by former Labor Deputy Premier and leading industry science and education leaders, Scitech has been home to important STEM education. Engaging…

More Support Needed For Youth Leaving Care: Greens

The WA Greens are calling for more support for young people leaving care, following a report revealing more than half of young people leaving care are not receiving help. Greens Child Protection spokesperson Alison Xamon claims young people leaving care were at greater risk of homelessness and unemployment, with the report ‘Young People Leaving Care’…

“Bring Back Corporal Punishment” to Cut Youth School Violence: Expert

A youth expert has called for the return of corporal punishment in classrooms to help cut youth violence in schools. Police & Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) WA CEO John Gillespie said stronger disciplinary measures were needed to ensure school students were “behaving properly in the classroom and also in the playground” while also protecting teachers…

WA TAFE Fees Went Up As Funding & Enrolment Reduced

The Productivity Commissions report on Vocational Education Training looked at all the States and where WA ranked. Over the last few years State funding into the TAFE sector decreased and a slow divestment away from training funding occurred from the Commonwealth. The Government’s recurrent funding into Vocational Educational Training totaled $5.8 billion in 2016, decreasing…

Mental Health the Biggest Concern for Young People

Mental health is the number one concern for young Australians, with the number of people concerned about the condition doubling in two years. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey of 24,055 15 to 19-year-olds nationally revealed body image, stress and study among their biggest worries that caused mental health issues. 33.7 per cent of young people indicated…

Greens Seek Answers: Low Youth Shark Deterrent Rebate Uptake

By Nelson Liu and Elyse Simich The WA Greens are concerned that young people are not taking advantage of the government subsidised shark deterrent devices. Greens Marine Spokesperson Diane Evers said of all the people who have applied for the rebate, only seven per cent of them are under 25, despite young people having a high…

Youth Recognised For Personal Development and Contribution to WA

Young Western Australians have been recognised for their contribution to society and personal developments as part of efforts to support and empower WA’s youth. Youth Minister Peter Tinley formally recognised the efforts of 19 young Western Australians across high schools and universities in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award ceremony at Government House on Tuesday.…