Youth survey time
LAST year alcohol and drugs were the most important issues facing Australia’s young people.
Mission Australia is calling for some 20,000 people aged 15-18 to take part in its annual youth survey.
The survey aims to provide insight into young people’s concerns and to ensure decision makers, including politicians, policy makers and community organisations, consider them.
In 2015, the top issues identified by young people as most important in Australia today were alcohol and drugs, equity and discrimination, and the economy and financial matters.
Mission Australia State director Amanda Hunt said previous surveys have shown today’s youths experience major challenges, including high unemployment and the rapidly changing job market, coping with stress, school or study problems, the rising cost of housing and concerns around alcohol, drugs and mental health. Go to www.missionaustralia.com.au/youthsurvey.