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Submission on The Next Generation of Employment Services

MYAN has recently contributed to the Department of Jobs and Small Business’ consultation process on the next generation of employment services. This submission highlights the particular concerns of and recommendations from young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Australia in relation to current employment services and proposed changes for the next generation.

Read MYAN's submission here

Final draft of the Global Compact on Refugees - MYAN response

Following months of consultations, UNHCR has released the final draft of the Global Compact on Refugees. Throughout the consultation process, the youth agenda has progressed considerably and the final draft now recognized adolescents and youth as a group with specific needs and recognizes them as a stakeholder. MYAN has released a response to the final draft

MYAN Data Report: Youth Settlement Trends in Australia 2016-2017

MYAN Australia has released a Data Report on Youth Settlement Trends 2016-2017. This report provides a comprehensive overview of national trends in youth settlement in the Humanitarian and broader Migration Programme, looking at demographic data, state/territory trends, religion, English language and visa sub-classes.

Read the Report here
Download the Snapshot here


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MYAN Australia is the national peak body on multicultural youth issues - Australia's voice representing the needs and interests of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

See a snapshot of MYAN's work from 2007-2017 


MYAN short film series trailer

MYAN’s short film series was launched at the MYAN conference in November 2017. The short films capture young people’s stories and experiences of settling in Australia. Produced in partnership with Dr David Corlett, acclaimed filmmaker and host of SBS' Go Back To Where You Came From, the  9 films feature young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds talking about leaving their country, arriving in Australia, what helped them settle in Australia, belonging, identity and aspirations for the future. These films are part of MYAN’s resources supporting the National Youth Settlement Framework

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Read the latest edition of MYAN's eNews - presenting multicultural youth issues and initiatives through a national lens.

Catch up on all the highlights from the 2017 MYAN National Conference! 

Read this article by Sophie Verass from The Feed on SBS about Australia's first national youth settlement framework.

Bright Futures Report

MYAN and VicHealth recently commissioned The Bright Futures: Spotlight on the wellbeing of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds report by CSIRO's Data 61. The report looks at how emerging global trends impact young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Read the report here and its key points here



MYAN is a proud supporter of the Australian Human Rights Commission campaign Racism It Stops With Me.