Aware Super is a proud supporter of the Awareness to Action Report, which captures 10,000 responses from Australians under 30 to understand what matters to young people today.
Young Australians face issues that are particularly significant to their generation, such as the long-term impact of climate change and housing affordability.
The Awareness to Action Report highlights three key areas for action which align closely with our own existing areas of focus: Climate Change and Sustainability, Equality and Inclusion and Financial Wellbeing and Security.
"I see huge promise in the change that young Australians want to enact, and look forward to the discussions that this report will elicit. Let’s listen to their collective voice and, together, drive tangible action to create a better Australia for every Australian."
Deanne Stewart, CEO, Aware Super
Only 7% of young Australians feel confident about the future
When asked how they feel when they think about the future, only 7% of respondents said they feel confident. 66% reported feeling uncertain or anxious about the future.
Young Australians are most concerned with three key issues
Climate changeShow more
Taking actions to reduce emissions that are consistent with the need to limit global warming to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels.
Wellbeing and SecurityShow more
Preserving the mental and physical wellbeing of the individual and ensuring access to affordable, safe and accessible housing.
Equity and InclusionShow more
Correcting long-standing injustices with regards to historically marginalised communities to create a society that is safe, just and encourages participation of all people.
"It has already been estimated that the cost of climate change over a young person’s lifetime ranges from $125,000 and $245,000 due to losses in income, property wealth and risks to health."
Awareness to Action Report
Read the full report
For in-depth Background Briefings on these topics from the perspective of young people, read the full report.
Above all, young people are looking for action from today’s leaders
"Action, stability and transparency are the ingredients required to rebuild the trust that young Australians want to have in their leaders."
Awareness to Action Report
To discover six principles Young Australians prescribe for Future Leadership, read the full report
A call to action to Australian leaders
Foundations for Tomorrow asked Deanne Stewart, CEO of Aware Super, and other prominent leaders in business, government and the not-for-profit sector, what they believe young people should expect of leadership today. Hear what they had to say.
The views expressed in this report are those of the author and other contributors, and do not represent the views of Aware Super Pty Ltd or Aware Super.