The Youth Coalition of the ACT Policy Platform is a collection of living documents, which seek to:
The Policy Platform strives to maintain currency in an ever changing and complex sector, by engaging in ongoing consultation with members, stakeholders and young people. The Youth Coalition also consults with leading experts and respected professional academics to seek critical feedback on current and future processes.
The process for developing the 2013 Policy Platform included:
The Youth Coalition considers the Policy Platform to be a ‘living’ document. As such, we anticipate that the Policy Platform will be regularly reviewed and updated, and engagement processes evaluated. While a complete review and consultation currently occurs biennially, the Youth Coalition will endeavour to review and identify new Policy Platforms as needed.
Each Policy Platform provides an overview of contemporary concerns and matters of importance affecting young people in the ACT, and those who work with them; and outlines clear actions that the Youth Coalition is committed to undertaking to progress those issues. These commitments are based upon the views of the Youth Coalition membership, along with other stakeholders, and young people; along with the underlying principles of the Policy Platform. Each of the Policy Platforms is available below to download in PDF.