The 10 participants have been provided with a website package, ongoing training and support to:
Our 10 participants from across Australia have been busy developing their sites, and we are pleased to present to you their innovative ideas:
‘Northern Beaches Youth Info’ - New South Wales
Targeted at young people, families, workers and the broader community in Northern Beaches, this website acts as an interactive information hub where users can both find and post information about events, activities, programs and services for young people in Northern Beaches. The website will also act as a base where young people can communicate with each other about topics of interest.
‘What If Youth’ – New South Wales
A wholly youth-driven site, “What if Youth” engages young people on political issues that affect them via an interactive discussion forum.
‘Age Old Question’ – New South Wales
Age Old Question will be a website that provides an online space where young people living in Blue Mountains region can seek help in making those big decisions for the future from those who have lived it all before – our communities elderly.
‘Multicultural Youth’ – Northern Territory
This website acts to create a space where young people can collaborate online to work towards a collective and meaningful response to particular issues. The website will also be a space to provide opportunities and venues for multicultural people to have their voice heard within their community
‘As if Cairns’ – Queensland
This space is about the promotion of youth theatre, music , dance, and events that are happening in the community
‘Riverland Youth Connect’ - South Australia
Riverland Connect is a site that will aim to inspire, connect and celebrate young people living and working in the of the Riverland region.
‘Share Space’ – Victoria
Share Space and its developers will be encouraging young people to submit and publish their stories, art work, poems, videos – whatever medium – under the theme of ‘recovery’. This will be an interactive site, providing hope to young people experiencing mental health.
‘Performers United’ - Victoria
This site is an online volunteering community space for young performers in Victoria that aims to promote volunteering opportunities for dancers, actors and singers.
‘Project Fledgling’ – Western Australia
An online space for young artists in Perth to showcase their art and at the same time being able to connect to upcoming opportunities – be it grants, shows, exhibitions, workspaces etc.
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).