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Here you'll find recent coverage of issues of intergenerational fairness, and original interviews and articles.

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"I'll never be able to afford a house - and older generations don't give a damn"

14 April 2017

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The latest evidence that intergnerational fairness is a thing...

Aug 30, 2019

Australians aspire to leave the world a better place for future generations. And previous generations have largely succeeded in doing so. Australia’s population is healthier, wealthier and better housed than 100 or even 20 years ago. Generation-on-generation economic progress has been the norm for the past century. But continuing progress is not guaranteed. Older Australians today have substantially greater wealth, income and expenditure than older Australians three decades ago, but living standards have improved far less for younger Australians.

Generational conflict comes to a polling place near you

Mar 26, 2019

Ross Gittin's writes for the Age: One minute we oldies are berating the younger generation for their seeming lack of interest in politics (although, having arrived on the scene at a time when our politicians are behaving so badly, who could blame them?), the next we’re criticising them for missing a day of school. 

How Inclusive Capitalism Can Reduce Intergenerational Inequality

Sep 19, 2018

The reality for many Millennials—34-year-old Mark Zuckerberg’s status as the world’s third richest person aside—is that they live under a “gig economy,” perhaps able to start nominal businesses, but mainly as self-employed, paycheck-to-paycheck workers. Last year more than a third of the U.S. workforce was considered part of the gig economy, and this number is growing.

Millennials face poverty in retirement without super overhaul, think tank warns

Aug 06, 2018

Policy researchers are using the latest round of hearings at the banking royal commission to push for a complete reformation of Australia's superannuation system.

May 11, 2018

A student is taking legal action against NAB for failing to pay him for 12 months of work he did as part of a university job placement program. Daniel Stuart is claiming $80,833.83 for lost wages and superannuation in a statement of claim he has lodged with the Federal Circuit Court. He is claiming that he worked for the bank for a year in Melbourne as an employee and not as part of an unpaid vocational placement.

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Announcing Think Forward

8 May 2018

Budget 2018:
an act of intergenerational theft

9 May 2018

Our Podcast Series

Newsletter Edition #1 

Sep 2018

Draft CEDA Submission

26 September 2018

In 2018 we interviewed leading economists Danielle Wood, Saul Eslake and Chris Richardson for their take on issues like tax, housing, debt and fairness. Click on the headphones to listen on iTunes.

New internship program once again devalues the work of young people

22 July 2017

Our Response to Covid-19

30 March 2020

Think Forward is an advocacy group for young Australians who want our politicians to prioritise and take action on issues of  intergenerational fairness

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