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Jun 21, 2012

Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) and drive in, drive out (DIDO) workforces are commonly associated with the Australian mining and resource sector, however they are also used to deliver a range of health, social and education services to young people living in remote areas.



May 23, 2012

In 2008 the Federal Government invited youth leaders from across the country to Canberra for the 2020 Youth Summit. Over two days the delegates discussed a variety of topics – from boosting innovation and industry to national security – culminating in a youth communiqué to the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd outlining their vision for 2020 Australia.




May 23, 2012

Despite awareness of the disproportionate level of Indigenous juveniles inside justice and detention systems, programs implemented to address this issue have failed to reduce the high incarceration rates of Indigenous youth.




May 23, 2012

Earlier this year, AYAC conducted a survey of young people in remote areas of Australia asking for their experiences in employment and views on what could be changed to increase their workplace participation.

The survey showed that remote youth unemployment levels are disproportionately high, with responses showing a significant disparity between the rate of national and remote youth unemployment.




May 23, 2012

Young people with disabilities face many added challenges when completing education through mainstream schools – affecting their academic achievement, employment opportunities and subsequent quality of life.



May 10, 2012

AYAC is recommending five reforms to Youth Allowance. We believe that these will greatly improve the effectiveness of the program and the quality of life of students using it while studying.



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