The Community Council for Australia is calling on everyone to lift their game in supporting young people’s education.

It comes with the release of a new poll which shows that one in five school children in metropolitan areas do not finish school and only 56 per cent complete school in remote areas.

The research comes as the council launches it’s It Takes a Village campaign, urging people in the wider community to help encourage children to finish school.

CEO David Crosbie says we all should be talking to children about dreaming big and achieving their dreams by sticking at school.

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