Young people appear to have little prospects for employment apart from jobs in hospitality and retail. What brought this about?
We can think of some reasons. They include the Liberal Coalition policies inviting:
-Visa workers who accept low wages to gain ‘permanent residency‘
-the demise of TAFE
-employers having access to cheap labour from visa workers
-the loss of manufacturing for cheap imports
-an economy based on high density residential development esp. mixed-use development of shops, cafes and warehouses, childcare on lower floors
-thus expansion of the retail and hospitality sectors
WHAT this report does not reveal is why those aged 75 and older may own their own home is because of their age; 40, 50 years spent paying a mortgage; during that time they paid their full taxes to cover the cost of their parents aged pensions … they enjoyed job protections, good wages and conditions through Union membership. And there were more job opportunities with a bigger range of industry …
-currently though more older women are finding themselves homeless due to insecure work; less employment continuity due to child rearing; marriage breakdown and/or domestic violence
KEY POINTS from Professor Gray’s research …
-1 in 7 Australians struggled to pay rent or mortgage payments during Pandemic
-housing stress has doubled to that of 3 months earlier
-44% of young people could not meet rent or mortgage repayments
-a relationship between age and not meeting housing payments on time
-young Australians largely employed in retail or hospitality * the hardest hit sectors by the Pandemic
-young people subject to lowest wages growth and consequently little savings
-less than 2% of those 75 and over struggle to pay rent or mortgages
QUESTION why won’t the Morrison Government come clean on what their plans are for JobKeeper from September with a review of payment now underway, and what of JobSeeker?
Rather than giving the victims sufficient payment to sustain life, does this Government prefer to look after itself with a pay increase?
ORANGE and the surrounding villages and towns. Canowindra hot air ballooning
WHY are MILLENNIALS Moving to Australia’s Regions … and Big Towns?
Of course, many Millennials are now moving to the regional cities … big towns that have the infrastructure …
SYDNEY for one has lost its appeal to many … the fuglification … the congestion …
IS it just real estate prices, or is it because Australians have had to compete with foreign ownership?
… over this period from 2011 to 2016, and up to the CoronaVirus Pandemic … during the terms of the Liberal Coalition in NSW …
KEY POINTS … from a Report determining population growth and movements …
-between 2011 and 2016 regional millennials are moving to other regions; not to capital cities
-Sydney lost more to the regions
-they were more aware of the benefits of living in the regions
-with a move to Orange there was no longer a two hour commute to work but an 8 minute drive
-able to buy a home
-they are seeking mid-sized towns with a hospital, airport, university, jobs and lifestyle!
-the regions attracted 65,000 more than they lost to capital cities
THIS no doubt reflects the very pooor policies of the NSW Liberal Coalition …
Turning our SYDNEY Town into what the Foreign Buyers have fled …
LET alone the nasty consequences for our Australian Society with a whole Cohort locked out of Sydney by not only competition from foreign acquisition … but the loss of livebility … the long commutes … that many have sought an attractive lifestyle in the Regions!
-the rest of us including admin people, University lecturers and staffers, casual teachers (who, no doubt would like permanent work), cleaners, shop assistants … and so on!
Are these workers also not Key? Essential Workers?
These reports refute the alleged 7% unemployment.Unemployment together with Underemployment and those who had given up looking because there was no job there for them (and have not been included in the Stats) amounted to 19.7% prior to the Pandemic!
‘Economists now saying Unemployment could be close to 20%’