News What young people fear most-and it's not the environment

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  1. Leanne Morgan

    Leanne Morgan Administrator Staff Member

    While the following article is not specifically related to education, I thought that it might be of interest to teachers nonetheless. Let me know what you think.

    What young people fear most - and it's not the environment
    December 5, 2012
    Rachel Browne
    Sun-Herald journalist

    FORGET trees. The biggest concern for the next generation is finding a job to support their families.
    The economy has overtaken the environment as the most pressing concern for the young, according to a survey of 15,000 people aged 15 to 19.

    The environment was the top national concern in the past two National Youth Surveys conducted by Mission Australia but its 11th annual report found it had slipped to sixth place this year, with only 17.5 per cent of respondents saying it was the most important issue facing the country, compared with 37.4 per cent who made the same comment last year.

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