Townsville listed as one of the worst crime hotspots in the world
Townsville's growing youth crime problem has it listed as one of the worst criminal hotspots in the world, with the regional Queensland city named alongside Tijuana, Bagdad, Caracas and Tripoli.The city is ranked as the 60th worst location in the world for in terms of crime, according to Numbeo, the world's largest user-contributed database which provides statistics on global cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, pollution and crime.
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Young Australians finding it difficult to get work should consider growth sectors such as looking after Baby Boomers as they enter old age, according to a new report.
Nearly one-in-five unemployed 15-to-24-year-olds have been out of work for a year or more, the Brotherhood of St Laurence's latest Youth Unemployment Monitor released on Monday said.
Ten years ago it was one-in-10, or 21,000 young people, who were long-term unemployed.
Youth workers who remained on duty during meal breaks set for million-dollar payout
Youth workers at the Adelaide Youth Training Centre are expected to be back paid more than a million dollars in total following a ruling by the South Australian Employment Tribunal. The tribunal's deputy president, Stephen Lieschke, ruled that three youth workers had been underpaid since October 2015 because they had not been able to take their entitled breaks while on the job.He upheld the workers' claims for penalty rates to apply after five hours of continuous work without a break. The tribunal heard that the workers were expected to spend their meal times monitoring detainees as they ate their meals.
Globally, 73 million youth are registered unemployed . Furthermore, the youth unemployment rate is two to three times higher than the adult rate no matter the economic climate. Young people who want to make their own jobs by starting businesses often struggle to find access to affordable loans
Baby boomers are not crowding younger people out of the workforce, according to a research paper that challenges the "labour lump" theory. "One of the reasons why youth are having trouble getting established — and they always have trouble; there's always higher youth unemployment — is
The national youth unemployment rate of 12 per cent, meanwhile, is languishing at similar levels seen after the 2009 global financial crisis.
South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland all have youth unemployment rates of 14 per cent or more as of October.
"As Australia's population ages, young, skilled workers are needed to step into ... occupations projected to grow," the report says.
The report identifies skilled roles to support Baby Boomers - those born between 1946 and 1964 - as they enter old age.
Jobs in the personal care sectors, particularly in disability or aged care, will increase by the biggest amount in the next few years, with some 82,500 extra jobs expected to be created by 2023.
"Indeed, demand for qualified personal carers is growing at a quicker pace than youth enrolment in those qualifications," the report says.
The report forecasts 14.9 per cent employment growth for healthcare and social assistance, followed by 10 per cent growth in construction jobs and 11.2 per cent growth in education and training.
"As we head into a new decade, reforming the vocational education and training system must be a top priority for policymakers," Brotherhood of St Laurence executive director Conny Lenneberg said in a statement.
"There's also clear evidence that all young unemployed people on income support need access to a youth specialist employment service."
Eight youths charged after police chase 'stolen' car around Townsville .
A 16-year-old boy is facing a dangerous driving charge and a 12-year-old girl is charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle after a police chase in north Queensland.A 12-year-old girl was among eight young people arrested after the incident, which involved a police pursuit of an allegedly stolen car.