The April Australian Employment Data showed the national unemployment remained steady at 5.7 per cent. Despite this downward trend in the last few months, however, the national youth unemployment rate for April still crept up to 12.3 per cent and in some parts of our cities and states it is now over 25 per cent.

The recent federal budget proffered a range of financial incentives to employers to help get young people into work and I am sure during the rest of the current election campaign we will see some more on this topic as politicians campaign in the electorates where this issue impacts the…