This is crazy. According to the ABC Far North Queensland website, a new report has found that youth unemployment of between 20 and 40 per cent could become common in parts of Australia by 2016.

Executive director of The Brotherhood of St Laurence, Tony Nicholson, said far north Queensland and some suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney were areas of real concern. “If nothing changes over the next two years and nothing is done about it, youth unemployment rates of between 20 and 40 per cent will become quite commonplace.”

Not that it makes any difference, but yours truly wrote a song about youth unemployment a while back and recorded it with bad boy of the fundraiser circuit, Steve Banks. If only we could change the world one song at a time. Here it is: DSS Blues by Hogan and Banks….