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. It also provides some analysis of the issues impacting young people in the settlement context.

Information Sheets

2008 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015


2018 Not Just "Ticking a Box": Youth participation with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds

Not Just "Ticking a Box": Youth participation with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds is a new publication which serves as a comprehensive guide for good practice in engaging and enhancing the participation of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. This resource 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. 

2017 MYAN National Conference snapshot

Young People in a Multicultural World: rethinking a new policy and practice agenda was hosted by MYAN Australia in partnership with the Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, on 23rd and 24th November 2017. The conference was designed to investigate how research, policy and practice can best respond into the future,
through exploration of the themes of ‘Global Citizenship’, ‘Education to Work’ and ‘Social Cohesion’.
This report provides a snapshot of the conference proceedings and key conference findings.


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.


FUSE 2016 report

After the success of FUSE 2014, Australia's second ever national multicultural youth summit, FUSE 2016 was held in Melbourne from December 6-9, 2016. Working with the themes 'Connect', 'Ignite' and 'Trailblaze', FUSE bought together 35 young people from across Australia to network with peers, share perspectives and ideas, and engage with experienced advocates, MPs and other decision-makrs. Read 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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