We’re very excited to introduce you to MYAN’s National Manager, Rana Ebrahimi!
“I’m really excited to be leading MYAN in our work with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. As a migrant myself, seeing young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds supported, thriving, and achieving great things is something very important to me. I look forward to working with our youth leaders, state and territory partners, government, and multicultural youth sector. I can’t wait to meet everyone and continue the work MYAN has done in building and strengthening these valuable relationships to ensure that young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds thrive in Australia.”
In the Federal Budget 2021, 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.
Spotlight on our new MYAN Youth Ambassador for VIC - Meet Jane!
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 are you hoping to achieve in 2021 as YAN’s VIC representative?
I’m looking forward to working with YAN representatives across the country to remind governments and organisations that there should be ‘nothing about us without us’ – we’re here, we’re loud and we’re clever, with lots of ideas. I’m also particularly interested in supporting anti-racism initiatives.
MYAN's Submission to the Inquiry into the Efficacy, Fairness, Timeliness, and Costs of the Processing and Granting of Visa Classes, which Provide for or Allow for Family and Partner Reunions
MYAN welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Inquiry into the Efficacy, Fairness, Timeliness, and Costs of the Processing and Granting of Visa Classes which Provide for or allow for Family and Partner Reunions.
MYAN recognises the direct link between family reunification, wellbeing, and social cohesion, and the need to overcome legal and practical obstacles to family reunification to ensure better settlement outcomes for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Our submission focuses on the particular concerns and challenges faced by young people in their efforts to access family reunion, and provides a national perspective, drawing on our breadth of experience working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, their communities and the youth and settlement sectors across Australia.
MYAN's Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Job Security
Throughout 2020-21, MYAN consulted broadly with young people and various sector organisations across Australia about the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on young people. Those findings have helped inform our submission to the Senate Select Committee on Job Security.
The risks associated with insecure work remain a pressing issue for the young people we work with. More investigation is needed into the impact of insecure work on young people who face persistent barriers to meaningful employment.
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed how vulnerable young people in insecure work are to sudden economic and health shocks—with significant and potentially long-term impacts on their economic, social and civic participation, health and wellbeing, and capacity for robust recovery. It has also highlighted the urgent need for a strong, targeted, and coordinated response to address not only the shortage of meaningful employment for young people in Australia and the prevalence of insecure and precarious employment, but the need to address the systemic barriers that lead to these issues.
Raise the Age - Joint Statement
MYAN stands with 76 organisations calling on all levels of government to urgently #RaiseTheAge of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years.
COVID-19 Vaccines Multicultural Outreach - May 2021
The Department of Health has developed a May edition of the COVID-19 Vaccines stakeholder pack for multicultural audiences.
This pack contains in-language communication resources and information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the AstraZeneca vaccine, vaccine eligibility and vaccine safety.
This stakeholder pack provides access to translated COVID-19 vaccines resources, which includes include posters, fact sheets, audio files, and social media content.
What’s on in your state/territory?
NSW - MYAN NSW
Exciting updates from MYAN NSW
MYAN NSW & SBS Learn have collaborated on a series of videos where 6 Youth Ambassadors talk about what a healthy and respectful relationship looks like to them. The purpose of these videos were to spark meaningful discussion amongst high school students and to complement the SBS Documentary currently airing: See What You Made Me Do. Thank you Naz, Abdallah, Cosmin, Shahida, Domina & Angelica for your advocacy!
The MYAN NSW team is growing! Izabella is the new youth projects officer working on CODEBREAKERS, a space for young people to express their thoughts on race, identity and belonging. Interested in learning more about this project? Get in touch with Izabella by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
QLD - Multicultural Youth Queensland
Annual leadership camp
MyQ (Multicultural Youth Queensland) held its annual leadership camp on 21-23 May at QCCC at North Tamborine. It was an opportunity to welcome new members, bond, participate in advocacy and leadership training and planning for 2021-2022.
The group was full of movers and shakers ready to impact in the multicultural youth space. Strong believers of 'Nothing about us without us,' the group aims to increase their visibility, mentoring young people, and sustaining their work in the advocacy space.
#Letstalkrace series is being released on MyQ Facebook and Instagram. Follow the pages for updates!
TAS - Multicultural Youth Tasmania
Achieve the best settlement outcomes for young people in National Youth Settlement Training
This training will enable participants to respond more effectively to the specific settlement needs of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in order to support their active and sustained participation in Australian society.
Who should attend this training?
People working with young people from refugee or migrant background, including asylum seekers. Appropriate for people working in education, health, community settings or youth, sports and recreation sectors.
Tuesday 20 July 2021
9:15 am – 5:15 pm AEST
Migrant Resource Center Tasmania
Level 1 1A Anfield Street, Glenorchy 7010
MYAN is one of the peak bodies in Australia supporting the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination among Australia’s culturally diverse communities. This work involves facilitating engagement of culturally and linguistically diverse youth as key communication stakeholders within CALD communities.
MYAN is seeking a part time Communications and Engagement Officer who will assist with the coordination and delivery of key communication activities as part of MYAN’s project. These activities will include: engaging with key stakeholders (including young people and MYAN partners around Australia), designing key communication pieces in collaboration with young people and providing advice to management.
Communication and Engagement Advisors
Migration Council Australia is recruiting several contractors as Communications and Engagement Advisers to support and act on behalf of their respective networks of multicultural and ethno-specific health professionals and community organisations.
Support research on youth engagement and active citizenship by completing a 6 minute survey form Creative Intelligence and Innovation capstone students at the University of Technology Sydney in partnership with UNICEF Australia.
Meet the young Trailblazers driving change across regional Australia
ABC Heywire is proud to announce and celebrate the winners of the 2021 Trailblazers competition. These young people have big plans for the futures of their projects and the impact they hope they'll each have on their corner of Australia, from helping to keep Indigenous language and connection to Country alive, to driving social change for people with disability.
'Racism in Australia: filling data gaps'
This paper is informed by an ongoing stocktake review of racism data in Australia, and specifically in Victoria. It draws on self-reported data collected through survey-based research and routine initiatives by government, community and other organisations, and points to a number of areas where racism data remain under-collected, including gaps that should be filled as a matter of urgency in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first in the CRIS Issues Papers - a new series that responds to identified policy gaps and provides recommendations drawn from our members' expertise and research.
World Migration Report 2020
This interactive report is the tenth in the world migration report series, and has been produced to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues.
A Snapshot of Far-Right Activity on Gab in Australia
The report provides an analysis of over 45,000 posts produced by a network of 40 active Gab accounts between January and September 2020 and is the second in a series analysing the interplay between far-right and far-left groups in Victoria, Australia, across a range of social media platforms.