Millennials and Generation Zs are "ill-prepared" for the economic and social hardship ahead of them, especially when it comes to the workplace, according to the Menzies Research Centre’s Nick Cater.
The comments come after ABC Chair Ita Buttrose reportedly told the Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, the youngest generations lack resilience and "almost need hugging" by their bosses.
Mr Cater told Sky News he concurred with Ms Buttrose’s statement, and says Generation Z, in particular, are not being prepared for the rigours of work due to an inadequate university education.
"I am worried the next generation just coming out of university are very ill-prepared for the difficult times we have ahead," he said.
"The truth about the COVID-19 virus is that, in the short term the biggest effects by the older people who are more likely to die from it.
"But in the medium-to- long term, it’s the younger generation, it’s the Millennials and up-and-comers who are going to have to really grit their teeth and bed themselves down to work hard and produce the growth we need and pay off a considerable debt.
I think they have been very badly taught, very badly brought up by their parents, they don’t have that sort of resilience and I think the killer is this identity politics."
From: Sky News Australia