A Young Australian Voice: Podcast

A Young Australian Voice Illustration of Australia in orange with sound waves on the sides and with a blue background

A Young Australian Voice: Podcast

A Young Australian Voice: Recording & Words by Imogen, 21 VIC


This piece was a Finalist of the Youth Summit Creative Competition 2020, and was originally published by WhyNot?.


In this audio piece, Imogen responds to the numerous employment barriers young people face today, including what it feels like to be part of the first graduating class to be entering the Australian workforce during a recession since 1991.


This submission highlights the lack of a voice that young people have in our future and the power that our Young Australian voices have.

The National Youth Commission Australia partnered with the WhyNot platform for the Youth Futures Creative Competition as part of the 2020 Youth Futures Summit.


We wanted to prompt discussions and raise issues around young people and their transition into employment.


As young people, we face many different barriers to employment including age, disability, education, culture & race, employer prejudice or bias, mental health, social isolation and so many more.


Check out all the other finalists from the Youth Futures Creative Competition here.


Illustration by AileenYou can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc

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