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Wednesday, 16 October 2002
Page: 5302

Senator STOTT DESPOJA (South Australia) (3.37 p.m.)—I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the recently-released Dusseldorp Skills Forum report, entitled `How young people are faring—key indicators 2002: An update about the learning and work situation of young Australians', found that there has been an increase in the number of teenagers not in `full time education or full time employment' in May 2002 compared to May 2001,

(ii) the report also found that 25 per cent of young adult women and 19 per cent of young adult men were at `considerable labour market risk' in May 2002,

(iii) the Finn targets for post-compulsory education and training attainment by 19 and 22-year olds, agreed to unanimously by Commonwealth and state governments in 1991, have not been reached,

(iv) in 2001, the level of unemployment for Australians aged 15 to 24 was 2.4 times that of 25- to 54-year olds, and

(v) the report notes that long-term disadvantages flow from a troubled transition process between school and further education, training or employment; and

(b) urges the Government to develop a more effective transition system for young people between leaving school and going on to further education, training or employment, and that this transition system pay particular attention to early school leavers.

Question agreed to.