Preston 10 May,2023(TIE)The Australian federal budget for 2022-23 was recently released, and many young Australians are expressing frustration and disappointment at what they see as a lack of support for their generation. The budget includes some measures aimed at youth, such as funding for mental health services and skills training programs, but some young people feel that these measures are insufficient and that more needs to be done to address the challenges they face.
One major issue is the cost of housing, which has been a source of frustration for young Australians for many years. Despite some measures in the budget to boost home ownership, such as a new scheme to help first home buyers save for a deposit, many young people feel that these measures do not go far enough and that more needs to be done to make housing more affordable.
Another issue is climate change, which is a major concern for young people who fear for their future in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable and uncertain. The budget includes some funding for renewable energy and climate adaptation measures, but many young people feel that these measures are inadequate and that the government needs to take more decisive action to address the climate crisis.
Overall, many young Australians feel that they have been “left behind” in the federal budget and that the government is not doing enough to support their generation. There is a sense of frustration and anger at what is perceived as a lack of action on key issues such as housing affordability, climate change, and mental health. As the debate over the budget continues, it remains to be seen whether the concerns of young people will be addressed or whether they will continue to feel marginalized and ignored by the government.