Why is raising the criminal age of responsibility to 12 still not enough? On Friday 12th November, 2021 Australia’s Attorney’s-General supported developing a proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility from the age of 10 to 12 years old. This is not a decision to raise the age to 12, this is simply
MYAN/Deloitte Access Report COVID-19 and young migrants – impact and solutions In Australia, data collection on economic participation and employment outcomes for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds is sparse and MYAN has responded to this gap by engaging Deloitte Access Economics to contribute an evidence base to this area. The COVID-19 pandemic
Women at Risk Visa Holder (Subclass 204) MYAN Consultation Report, in collaboration with Migration Council Australia (MCA) We’re pleased to share our most recent report, in collaboration with the Migration Council of Australia, “Women at Risk Visa Holders (Subclass 204) Consultation Report.” WaR visa holders arriving in Australia share common pre-arrival vulnerabilities, including
Farewell and thank you Nadine Liddy! Message from Carmel Guerra OAM, MYAN Australia Chair: I would like to take this opportunity to formally acknowledge and farewell Nadine Liddy after 12 years’ service with MYAN Australia. The contribution of Nadine to building a national youth settlement sector has been significant and ground-breaking. Nadine commenced
We'd like to introduce you to MYAN's new National Manager, Rana Ebrahimi! She is the first Iranian woman to be a National Head of Office for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran. Over 20 years, her professional practice has grown to include building business strategies, setting the organisational vision, and leading mission-critical initiatives.
MYAN welcomes the investment in women, increased support in mental health, extension to the JobTrainer program, and a significant commitment to new apprenticeships and traineeships. However, with no long term plan for young people in the Budget, we are concerned about a ‘lost generation’ of youth.
MEET JANE, OUR YOUTH AMBASSADOR NETWORK (YAN) REPRESENTATIVE FROM VICTORIA! Who is Jane Chen? I’m a young second-generation Chinese-Australian, currently living on the unceded lands of the Eastern Kulin Nation. I live and breathe sociology, and I’m a policy thinker, writer, speaker, researcher and youth advocate. What sparks a fire in you, and why? I’m
MEET FATIMA, OUR YOUTH AMBASSADOR NETWORK (YAN) REPRESENTATIVE FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIA! 1. Who is Fatima Tlaa? I’m Fatima, 26 and living in Adelaide. I have a bi-cultural background – my mother is from the Philippines and my father is from Iraq. I’ve got three siblings as well and I currently studying Information Technology with a
MEET CHANCELINE, OUR YOUTH AMBASSADOR NETWORK (YAN) REPRESENTATIVE FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIA! 1. Who is Chanceline Kakule? My name is Chanceline. I’m 22 and I’m a student. I’m in my second year of nursing and my third year of psychology and criminology at two different universities. I have six siblings in a family of 9quite