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MYAN Election Platform

MYAN have released a Federal Election 2016 Policy Platform calling for leadership to build on the strength of young people’s diversity.

The platform identifies priority areas for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and recommends investment in programs that promote participation in education and employment.

Full details available here.  

This election AYAC are calling for all of us to call on our leaders to show they value young people.

Share your vision for the future and tell our politicians to put #youthontheagenda here.


The MYAN (Australia) is the national peak body on multicultural youth issues – Australia’s only national voice representing the needs and interests of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

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Our vision is that all young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds can access the support and opportunities they need to be active citizens in Australian society.


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


Young refugees doing amazing things - sharing stories of hope and achievement in Australia 

Watch this story by Allan Clarke at online media outlet Buzzfeed, who reports on a group of inspiring young Australians in Western Sydney.


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

National Youth Settlement Framework Launched

The National Youth Settlement Framework is designed to support a targeted and consistent approach to addressing the needs of newly arrived young people settling in Australia.

It works to ensure that young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds reach their potential as active citizens and contributors to Australian society.

The Framework provides conceptual and practical information as well as a set of supplementary resources. Click here to access these resources.