A Better Deal for Young Australians


Labor has a plan to give young Australians a fair go and a brighter future.

We will start by ensuring all Australians get quality education and training – delivering two years of early learning before school, proper needs-based funding to our public schools, and restoring the funding cut from our universities and TAFEs by the Liberals.

We will reform negative gearing to put young first homebuyers on a more level playing field with property investors seeking their sixth or seventh property.

We will legislate to restore the cuts to penalty rates, because we know young people rely on them to help make ends meet – particularly when studying. We will change the laws to make sure penalty rates can’t be cut again.

We will fund better schools and hospitals by making multinationals pay their fair share and close loopholes used by the top end of town.

Young Australians want a positive future for themselves and for the planet. Labor will deliver real action on climate change to pass on a better deal to the next generation.

Labor is committed to improving the lives of young Australians and we want them to have a say in what happens in this country.

Labor will give young people their own voice by establishing an independent national body to represent their views and we will install a champion for them in government with a federal Minister for Young Australians and Youth Affairs.

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