Ads are a ubiquitous part of the world we’ve grown up in: they peer at us from billboards, sit next to us on the train and obnoxiously clog up our news feeds. No matter where you look there are ads and it’s only getting worse. You probably find ads annoying, but have you ever stopped to ask what impact all that advertising might be having on your brain? Because it turns out it’s probably not good for you.
Are you anxious because you feel like the world is ending? Well the good news you aren’t crazy and it definitely is. In fact scientists confirm that all the predictions of a fiery climate change apocalypse are being realised promptly ahead of schedule! And you can thank the fossil fuel industry and years of political inaction for that one. But there is hope. Cop a listen to find out how we can burn down the system and save our future.
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.