The Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) has recently released policy recommendationsaimed at removing the barriers that many young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds face when settling in Australia.
The MYAN is Australia’s national peak body representing multicultural youth issues. Through the experience of our member organisations and engagement with services and young people, the MYAN is uniquely positioned to identify barriers and suggest recommendations for action in this area.
Our policy recommendations form part of our Federal Election 2016 Policy Platformdeveloped in the context of the 2016 Australian federal election, and relate to: education, employment and training, youth settlement, housing and homelessness, mental health, racism and participation, and asylum seekers.
Recommendations are designed to address identified issues, including the need for more targeted resources, improved cultural competency among mainstream services and improved data collection mechanisms. They 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.
A summary of the recommendations for key priority areas is availablehere.
Should you wish to discuss this further please contact either myself, on (03) 9340 3725, or the MYAN National Coordinator, Nadine Liddy, on +61 437 987 178.