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Multicultural Youth Australia Census Status Report 2017/2018

The Multicultural Youth Australia Census Status Report 2017/2018 was recently launched as the first ever status report and national study of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, resulting in a crucial resource that will help policymakers and organisations who work with young, diverse people to develop better policies and programs that enrich the lives of multicultural youth and contribute to the social cohesion of Australian society. The Report was produced through a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, MYAN Australia and a range of government and community organisations from around Australia.

Download the report here


Not Just "Ticking a Box": Youth participation with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds

MYAN is pleased to launch Not Just "Ticking a Box": Youth participation with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, a new publications which aims to help organisations consider ways they can support and enable young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to participate in decisions that affect them. Converging theory and practice, the resource includes a participation model outlining barriers, opportunities and ways to address barriers to the participation of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, examples of good practice through national and local case studies and a practical top tips and checklist section. 


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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 presents young people’s stories and experiences of settling in Australia. Produced in partnership with young people and Dr David Corlett and Lucid Productionsthe 9 short films feature young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds sharing their perspective on leaving their country, arriving in Australia, what helped them settle in Australia and advice for workers, belonging, identity and aspirations for the future. The films provide an opportunity to hear directly from young people and hold relevance for a broad audience - those working in government, the NGO sector, in settlement and social cohesion, and the broader youth sector. The films have been designed as training materials to support the National Youth Settlement Framework. The trailer a snippet highlighting what the short films explore. Contact MYAN if you would like to see more.



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


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

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

MYAN Report on Activities 2017-18

MYAN has released a report on its activities for 2017-18 in policy, advocacy and research, youth leadership and engagement, sector development and international engagement. 

Click here to see what MYAN have been up to. 


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