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July 24, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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Member Forum on Zoom under Chatham House rule
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Gen F’d?: How Young Australians Can Reclaim Their Uncertain Futures

Non-Fiction Forum

Hosted by:
Peter Lamell
Nicola Burgess

July 24, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm


In Gen F’d? economist Alison Pennington shows how the most educated generation in Australia’s history stands to be the first generation worse off than their parents, and gives young people the tools to create the change we need.

Young people today are digital natives, encouraged to market their own uniqueness and success online, amid out-dated advice from parents and politicians: work hard and you’ll get ahead. But Australia’s celebrated ‘fair go’ has disintegrated, with millions of young people stuck on the rat-wheel of insecure work and crammed into share houses paying off boomers’ mortgages.

Against the backdrop of global warming and pandemic, young people have inherited a dysfunctional economy that consumes their futures. Gen F’d? (Hardie Grant Books, March 2023) plots a path forward for Australians to reactivate our democracy and create a new economy that provides hope and opportunity for all.

Read the book, come with an open mind, hear differing perspectives and uncover what your fellow readers think.

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