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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. 

Submission to the National Children's Commissioner on Australia's progress of implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

MYAN made a submission to the National Children's Commissioner on Australia's progress of implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), following a survey MYAN conducted with young people to hear their views.

Read MYAN's submission here

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


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


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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 below is a snippet highlighting what the short films explore. Contact MYAN if you would like to see more.





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MYAN eNews

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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.