This Briefing Paper provides an overview of the barriers to equitable access and engagement in primary and secondary education experienced by students from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Australia. It also highlights how COVID-19 has exacerbated these barriers.
Discussion Paper: How can the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) better support young people? MYAN is pleased to share with you our discussion paper, prepared in consultation with AMEP and settlement service providers. It highlights the importance of a taking a youth focussed approach […]
MYAN Strategic Plan 2020-2024 Our Vision Young people from refugee and migrant 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 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 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 […]
After 14 years Nadine Liddy will be stepping down from her role as National Manager at MYAN. She will be deeply missed across the country. Nadine won’t be departing until March 2021 but the recruitment process for the National Manager role has begun.
MYAN has developed a national snapshot on youth arrivals aged 12-24 from family, skilled and humanitarian programme streams, using the latest data from the Department of Home Affairs. The snapshot includes information on a range of demographic data, including age, gender, religion, language and settlement location. Key points from the snapshot include: As a result […]
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 […]
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
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 […]