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Jan 24, 2011

National Commissioner Needed to Protect Youth Rights

AYAC has joined with a number of key State, Territory and Federal youth sector and youth-led organisations in supporting Greens Senator Hanson-Young’s Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People 2010 Bill but has also highlighted the need for a Deputy Commissioner whose sole mandate is focused on Closing the Gap.

AYAC also calls on the Senate Committee to pay serious attention to the views of young people on decisions that directly affect them.

AYAC Media Release 20 Jan 2011 (PDF – 496kb)

Read the full Joint Submission in response to the Bill (Scroll down to submission number 86).

Listen to AYAC’s Executive Director, Andrew Cummings’ interview on SBS.


The Australian Government has confirmed that AYAC’s funding will not continue after 1 July 2014. In spite of this, AYAC remains committed to serving the youth affairs field by providing an independent national voice and strengthening the youth sector.

However, we need your help to kickstart our new model and achieve future sustainability. Head to www.chuffed.org/project/support-ayacs-future to show your support!

May 14, 2014