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Jan 16, 2012

Watch Benson Saulo's journey to the UN!

Since this page was published the Department of Education and the Department of Employment have been created out of the former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

AYAC was pleased to be able to provide support to the 2011 United Nations Youth Representative, Benson Saulo. The project is funded under the Australian Youth Forum Initiative on behalf of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Since May 5 2011 Benson has traveled throughout Australia, Zurich, Switzerland and experienced a 3 month stay in New York City during the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Throughout his travels Benson attended and hosted various youth forums to gain a deeper understanding on the issues affecting youth today.


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