MYAN Strategic Plan 2020-2024

MYAN Strategic Plan 2020-2024 Our Vision Young people from refugee and backgrounds are supported, valued and thriving in Australia Our Purpose Be the leading national voice, with international influence, promoting the rights and interests of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Australia Read the full MYAN Strategic Plan 2020-2024

MYAN COVID-19 Policy Platform May 2020

MYAN has released a COVID-19 Policy Platform identifying seven priority areas for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.  We are calling for targeted approaches in policy and service delivery in: Employment, Income Support,  Education, Digital Access, Mental Health, Family Violence and Racism, Discrimination and Youth Justice. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of […]

MYAN Submission to the Australia Human Rights Commission – ‘Free and Equal’

As part of The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) human rights conference ‘Free and Equal’, MYAN was provided an opportunity to meet with Dr. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: a significant opportunity for Dr. Bachelet to hear directly from young people in MYAN’s networks about key human rights issues facing them in […]

MYAN Achievements Report 2018-19

Our Achievements 2018-19 Report is out! It has been a jam packed year! Particular thank you to our fabulous Governance Group, staff, State and Territory partners, Youth Ambassadors Network, State and Territory Advisory Network and everyone else in our networks across Australia for making it happen! Thanks also to our funding bodies for their support and of […]

Review into Integration, Employment and Settlement Outcomes for Refugees and Humanitarian Entrants

MYAN welcomed the release of the report on independent Review into Integration, Employment and Settlement Outcomes for Refugees and Humanitarian Entrants last week, including the commitment from the Federal Government to support a range of recommendations included in the report. MYAN notes the inclusion on youth, specifically the issues raised regarding barriers to employment and […]

MYAN meets Michelle Bachelet: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights & Former President of Chile, Sydney

MYAN was delighted to have an exclusive meeting with Dr. Michelle Bachelet as part of The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) human rights conference ‘Free and Equal’. Dr. Bachelet spoke emphatically about the importance of including young people’s voices in decision-making at all levels, and their critical role as leaders and change agents. She also […]

Launch Event – National Youth Settlement Framework

Launch Event: National Youth Settlement Framework MYAN is excited to be launching the National Youth Settlement Framework (NYSF) 2020 edition. RSVP for the launch Wednesday 1st July 2020 2.00 – 3.30pm AEST Online Alison Larkins, Commonwealth Coordinator-General of Migrant Services, will be officially launching the NYSF, with a panel of speakers, including young people and […]

Data Snapshot on Youth Settlement Trends 2018-2019

MYAN prepares these demographic data snapshots annually and this year’s version is particularly important in the context of COVID-19 and the more disproportionate implications for newly arrived young people. View the Data Snapshot on Youth Settlement Trends 2018-2019 here

MYAN Response to the Draft Report – Mental Health Inquiry

The Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia (MYAN) makes this response to the Draft Report released by the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health in December 2019. This feedback supplements the submission made by MYAN and the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) in 2019 (attached), and draws upon our previous policy work around issues of mental […]

National Youth Settlement Framework – Survey Feedback

Thank you to all who participated in MYAN’s National Youth Settlement Framework Review Survey! We know from your feedback that the NYSF is a valuable tool for enhancing the settlement outcomes of young people, the purpose of the NYSF is clear, and that it is being used in practice across a range of sectors. Stay […]

Consultations on the Inquiry into ‘Nationhood, National Identity and Democracy’

MYAN  has prepared a submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee’s Inquiry into ‘Nationhood, National Identity and Democracy.’ This is an important inquiry. MYAN Australia’s vision is that all young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds are able to be active participants in, and contributors to, an Australian society in which they feel […]