MYAN Publications

MYAN produces a range of publications as part of its policy and sector development work. These include policy analysis, resources, event reports and journal articles.


Humanitarian Youth Arrivals Info Sheets

This resource provides national data on humanitarian youth arrivals by financial year since 2008. This information sheet is the first place this data has been compiled nationally and provides an important snapshot of settlement trends and patterns in youth settlement to Australia through this migration program. The also provides some analysis of the issues impacting young people in the settlement context.

 Information Sheets

2008 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015



The CALD Youth Census Report 2014: The First Australian Census Data Analysis of Young People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds.

This brief report provides broad data on key demographics related to these population groups based on Australian Census data from 2011. The report looks at education, employment, and family and living arrangements for CALD and refugee youth and compares these data with that of each state by geographical boundaries to highlight finer spatial variations in population trends.

Download a copy of the report here.


MYAN Research Papers

National Youth Settlement Framework (NYSF)

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

Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors (UHMs) in Australia: an overview of national support arrangements and key emerging issues

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MYAN developed this policy paper to explore key emerging issues in relation to the care and support of this group of young people. The paper provides a national overview of the support arrangements for UHMs across Australia, as well as key emerging issues in relation to the care and support of this group of young people


Policy Platforms 

MYAN 2016 Election Policy Platform

The MYAN have released a policy platform identifying key issues and priorities areas for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in the lead up to the 2016 Federal Election. The platform calls on all candidates to lead with innovative and concrete policies that ensure young people can unlock opportunities that lead to full participation.

Download a copy here.

MYAN 2013 Election Policy Platform

This policy platform presents the key issues and recommended responses for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in the context of the 2013 Australian federal election. Recommendations are designed to address identified issues and are based on an understanding that this group of young people commonly face additional and more complex transitions to their Australian-born counterparts and have particular needs in their settlement journey.

Download a copy here.

Training Materials

CHCYTH001: Engage respectfully with young people

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Download the Participant's Handbook

The training materials are based on the unit of competency in the Community Services Training Package CHCYTH001: Engage respectfully with young people. They have been customised to focus on young people from refugee backgrounds.


Multicultural Young People in Australia: Exploring structural barriers to education and employment

Writing for FECCA Mosaic, Nadine Liddy, MYAN National Coordinator, writes that a targeted response at both the policy and service delivery levels is essential to address structural to address structural barriers and support young people's sustained participation and engagement in Australian society.

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