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Being Young No Longer Fun – How The Budget Will Affect Youth

Monday 19th May / presented by Ed Williams

Youth Affairs Council Respond To The Budget

Among the groups most affected by the Budget are the youth, as the Federal Government announced those under 30 will now have to wait six months before receiving any income support.

Many youth organisations have spoken out about this news as they feel it is unfairly punishing the youth and could cause a rise in youth poverty and homelessness.

Australian Youth Affairs Council believe the Government is making it more difficult for young people to have a voice in the community.

Australian Youth Affairs Council Chairperson and Youth Affairs Council of WA CEO Craig Comrie visited the studios this morning to talk more about the effects these cuts will have on youth.

Youth And The Budget

Another angle to take on the budget cuts comes from young people themselves. Joe Hockey indicating that it's time has come for us all to contribute and build upon society positively, enunciated by his slogan "earn or learn." However this simplistic catchphrase has complex ramifications for not only current, but past and future students.

Youth presenters Tanya Bunter, Elise Harmon and Brittany Biggs visit university campuses to find out what students think of the budget and whether they have been given a fair share of the burden.

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