Overcoming youth disadvantage – the difference a license makes – YACVic

Media Release Concerns are rising about youth unemployment and the risk that disadvantaged young people may remain seriously marginalised from the rest of the community. Today Victoria’s peak body for young people put forward one simple question: what if all young people got the right help to become safe, independent drivers?    “We know that … [Read More] Overcoming youth disadvantage – the difference a license makes – YACVic

Planning transport infrastructure: examining the politics of transport planning in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth – Urban Policy and Research

ABSTRACT Australian cities have observed a “consensus turn” expressed as broad public support of greater accessibility and public transport provision as revealed in metropolitan strategic plans. In contrast large-scale road projects proposed to traverse the inner-city of three major Australian cities reveals an ongoing and deep-seated attachment by some to car-based travel in Australian urban … [Read More] Planning transport infrastructure: examining the politics of transport planning in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth – Urban Policy and Research

Brotherhood in the News: Award for seniors’ travel group – The News Mornington Peninsula

Extract of an article by Stephen Taylor A volunteer transport service which goes out of its way to get seniors out and about on the Mornington Peninsula has won an Age-Friendly Victoria award. Peninsula Transport Assist president Neil Toyne accepted the honour at a ceremony at Government House earlier this month. The service was formed … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Award for seniors’ travel group – The News Mornington Peninsula

Smart cities wouldn’t let housing costs drive the worse-off into deeper disadvantage – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Emma Baker, Andrew Beer and Rebecca Bentley In his 1972 election campaign, Gough Whitlam loudly proclaimed that in modern Australia an individual’s health, wellbeing and life chances were shaped more by where they lived than by the job they held, their religion, race or ethnicity. It was a powerful statement that spoke to … [Read More] Smart cities wouldn’t let housing costs drive the worse-off into deeper disadvantage – The Conversation

Towards better transport for regional Victoria – VCOSS

Extract Public transport is important for people experiencing disadvantage because it allows people to access valuable life opportunities, including employment, education, health and community services and opportunities to participate in family and community life. VCOSS members report that many of the people they work with find it difficult to access their services, as well as … [Read More] Towards better transport for regional Victoria – VCOSS

Driver’s licence process too hard for many young West Australians, survey finds – ABC News

Extract from an article on ABC website Many young West Australians are struggling to get a job because the process of getting a driver’s licence is too hard, a survey has found. The Youth Affairs Council surveyed more than 1,100 young people, with more than half saying their access to employment and education had been … [Read More] Driver’s licence process too hard for many young West Australians, survey finds – ABC News

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