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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.


This year, we’re partnering again with researchers at Southern Cross University to survey the youth sector, but this time we’re focusing on a very special group - youth service managers. We’re wanting to know your perspectives as managers of youth workers and youth services on a number of key areas relating to the youth work workforce. Go to tinyurl.com/YouthWorkMgrs by midnight, Weds April 30!

Apr 14, 2014