Thursday, August 21, 2014

 

The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory and is responsible for representing the interests of people aged between 12 and 25 years of age, and those who work with them.

Youth Coalition analysis of the ACT Budget 2014-15

The 2014-15 ACT Budget was delivered on Tuesday 3 June 2014 by Andrew Barr MLA, the ACT Treasurer. The Youth Coalition has analysed and responded to new initiatives and funding allocated to expenditure and capital initiatives. The analysis is in two parts: Part 1: Overview and Media Release and Part 2: Expenditure Initiatives and Capital Works.

Training & Professional Development Calendar

To view the August - September calendar, click here. The Training and Professional Development Calendar is produced bi-monthly by the Youth Coalition of the ACT in partnership with the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) and the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT).

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ACT Youth Affairs Conference 2013 Toolkit

The Youth Coalition hosted the ACT Youth Affairs Conference in November 2013. The conference toolkit contains links to workshop presentations, relevant websites, and other electronic resources such as reports, kits, and online tools.

Click here to access the conference toolkit.

National Youth Week 2014

National Youth Week

National Youth Week 2014 took place from 4 - 13 April 2014. In the ACT, over 60 events that celebrated the contribution young people make to the community took place.

Click here to view some of the key National Youth Week 2014 events.

Youth Coalition Reconciliation Action Plan

The Youth Coalition's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was launched at the ACT Youth Affairs Conference 2013.

Click here to access the RAP.

Social Media Latest

  • The Youth Coalition of the ACT: Have your say on two important youth issues: youth homelessness and youth mental health: The Australian Youth Forum (AYF) is keen to hear from young people on the issues of youth homelessness and youth mental health. The AYF encourages young people to get involved in public discussion and gives them the opportunity to make sure their ideas are considered in the development of Australian public policy, programs or projects. The AYF will use the feedback received from young people to produce an AYF report on each issue. The report will be provided to the Australian Government and posted on the AYF website. For more information and to have a say check out the AYF website: http://www.youth.gov.au/sites/youth/ayf/haveasay/pages/default Over a year ago
  • Community Services Directorate: Families ACT and the Community Services Directorate are staging an Early Intervention Forum on Thursday 20 June. This forum explores economic arguments for early intervention and how public and not-for-profit partnerships can promote early intervention initiatives. The keynote speakers will be Lisa Gold from Deakin University’s Population Health Strategic Research Centre and Jayne Meyer-Tucker, CEO of Good Beginnings Australia. They will be followed by a panel discussion. The forum runs from 9am-1pm at the Federal Golf Club. Registration and costs at www.familiesact.org.au/ Over a year ago
  • The Youth Coalition of the ACT: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/modest-help-for-community-sector-20130604-2nnzc.html Over a year ago

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and continuing custodians of the lands of the ACT and we pay our respects to the Elders, their families and ancestors.

We acknowledge that the effects of the forced removal of Indigenous children from their families as well as past racist policies and actions continues today.

We acknowledge that Indigenous people hold distinctive rights as the original peoples of modern day Australia, including the right to a distinct status and culture, self-determination and land.

We celebrate Ngunnawal culture and the invaluable contribution to the community.