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Please note that these pages are an archive of AYAC's work while funded by the Australian Government between 2008-14.


AYAC aims to build youth participation through a variety of mechanisms. Our goal is that young people have opportunities to participate in decisions about all areas of Australian communities and society.

We have and continue to work on a number of projects to support and develop opportunities and pathways for young people.



Support to 2011 UN Youth Representative

Past projects:

Plan Australia's Youth Consultations

Young People's Vision for Change

Online Community Youth Spaces

PM's AYF Challenge


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