Senator Fierravanti-Wells, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, launched the CALD Youth Census Report 2014 at MYSA in Adelaide earlier this week.
Using the latest Australian Census data, the report provides data and comparative analysis that has never before been captured to shine a light on key issues for the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) youth population in Australia and where those issues are most likely to be felt.The report focuses on the education, employment and living arrangements of young people at both the state and national levels.
The MYAN has long called for better data collection to support evidence-based practice in addressing the particular needs of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The CALD Youth Census Report 2014 is a significant contribution to this. Through its baseline data and analysis, the report highlights some of the gaps and barriers facing young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and points to the importance of a targeted approach to ensuring their active and sustained participation in the economic, social and civic life of Australia.
The CALD Youth Census Report 2014 was commissioned by the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) Australia and authored by a team of researchers led by Professor Graeme Hugo at the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre (APMRC), University of Adelaide.