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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.


Media Release

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Youth peaks respond to McClure report

New welfare model raises concerns for young Australians

Australia’s peak bodies for young people and the sector that supports them – the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC), the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic), Youth Action NSW, Youth Coalition of the ACT, Youth Affairs Network Queensland (YANQ), Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT), Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) and the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) – have raised joint concerns about the Final Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform to the Minister for Social Service (the McClure Report).

Feb 25, 2015