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Australian Migration Programme

MYAN made a submission to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) on Australia's Migration Programme in response to DHA's discussion paper ‘Managing Australia’s Migrant Intake’. MYAN’s submission focuses on the need to ensure enough spaces for young people in planning Australia’s migrant intake, adequate support structures in Australia for young people from refugee-like backgrounds, and to utilise and simplify the Migration Programme to ensure family reunification for humanitarian arrivals.

Read MYAN's submission here

Youth Rights in the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) 

MYAN has prepared an advocacy brief on Youth Rights in the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). This paper has been has been informed and endorsed by UNHCR’s Global Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) and was presented to UNHCR’s High Commissioner, Filippo Grandi, along with GYAC's paper, at the launch of the GYAC, in Geneva in December 2017 (prior to UNHCR's High Commissioner's Dialogue (HCD) on Protection Challenges).

Read GYAC’s paper here

Read MYAN's advocacy brief here


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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 was launched at the MYAN conference in November 2017. The short films capture young people’s stories and experiences of settling in Australia. Produced in partnership with Dr David Corlett, acclaimed filmmaker and host of SBS' Go Back To Where You Came From, the  9 films featureyoung people from refugee and migrant backgrounds talking about leaving their country, arriving in Australia, what helped them settle in Australia, belonging, identity and aspirations for the future. These films are part of MYAN’s resources supporting the National Youth Settlement Framework

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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.