It doesn’t seem to matter what the topic is, every time we talk about the issues facing young people today one word keeps popping up: neoliberalism. It appears to be at the root of so many issues facing this generation of young people, but do we even know what it is?
With the news that the rent-bidding “Rentberry” is coming to Australia promising to push already sky-high rents even higher, we are joined by Yaelle Caspi from the Tenants Union of Victoria to take a look at what that could mean for young renters.
It seems that our rights at work are being eroded from every direction and it’s enough to cause a bit of anxiety. We talk to Harriet Leadbetter from the Victorian Trades Hall Council about why work shit employers and bad work makes young people anxious and how organisations like the Young Workers Centre are empowering youth to fight back.
With our lives being lived online more than ever before we are creating more sensitive data about ourselves and our lives than we realise. In this episode we look at just how much personal data we are creating, who could be using it and what this environment of omnipresent surveillance is doing to our relationships and our wellbeing.
In this episode of Generation Anxiety, we look at how lower pay is not the only reason cuts to weekend pay is going to hurt young people. We also speak to writer Simon Copland about his latest article “Anxiety is a way of life for Gen Y. In an insecure world, is it any surprise?” and how young people can fight back.