Policy Work

MYAN NSW undertakes policy work to ensure that multicultural youth issues in NSW are represented and to present a coordinated voice on multicultural youth issues in NSW.

MYAN NSW submissions

MYAN NSW provided a submission in response to the Encouraging Self-sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants Bill in April 2018.

MYAN NSW and Youth Action provided a submission to the Inquiry into Migrant Settlement Outcomes in February 2017. Along with three Youth Ambassadors, MYAN NSW gave evidence at the public hearing. The Hansard transcript can be read here. 

MYAN NSW provided a submission to the NSW Parliament's Committee on Children and Young People in January 2014, for its inquiry into volunteering opportunities and unpaid work placements for young people

Joint Submission by the MYAN NSW and the NSW Association for Youth Health to the DRAFT NSW Multicultural Health Policy and Implementation Plan Health for a Culturally Diverse Community 2011-2015.

Submission to the Better Futures Review July 2011

Submission to the Inquiry into transition support for students with additional or complex needs and their families July 2011

Submission to the National Anti-Racism Strategy for Australia May 2012


MYAN NSW policy priorities

MYAN NSW policy work includes submissions to government, developing position papers and discussion papers, attending key interagencies and meeting with key decision makers.  

Position Papers

MYAN NSW has developed three position papers:

Education Position Paper

Mental Health Position Paper

Family and Intergenerational Conflict Position Paper

MYAN and RCOA Consultation on Australia's Refugee Program

In November 2014, MYAN NSW and the Refugee Council of Australia joined forces to consult with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Western Sydney about Australia's Refugee Program. The consultation was held at MECA in Mt Druitt. To read what young people had to say, click here.


Provide a Case Study

The MYAN NSW has developed a Case Study Template for workers to use to inform the MYAN NSW policy and advocacy work. 

Discussion Papers

The previous MYAN NSW discussion papers are available here. To read about emerging issues in education for young people from refugee backgrounds or get an update about the network's work on intergenerational family conflict check out these discussion papers. 

Employment Issues for Young People from Multicultural Backgrounds

Emerging issues in education for young people from refugee backgrounds in NSW

Intergenerational Family Conflict (IFC) – Key learning’s from the MYAN NSW Sector Development Forum