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The Hon Dr Anne Aly MP

More young Australians advising the Albanese Government

The Albanese Government is working directly with young people on policies and programs that matter to them. 

Minister for Youth Dr Anne Aly today appointed young people from across Australia to five new Youth Advisory Groups.

The Groups will work with federal government Departments and Agencies to improve the lives of young Australians in the areas of civic engagement, creative industries, employment, First Nations education and the prevention of gender-based violence.

Aged 16 to 25, the Advisory Group members were selected from almost 900 applications from across Australia, each bring different perspectives and experiences due to their diverse backgrounds.

This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, members from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds, members with experience of mental ill-health, members from regional or remote Australia, migrants, gender diverse members, young parents, members with experience of being a carer, members from LGBTQIA+ communities and members with disability. 

In addition, the 2023 Safe and Supported Youth Advisory Group is continuing their important work for a further year. The Group is providing advice on the implementation of actions under Safe and Supported: the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2021-2031.

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Attributable to Minister for Youth Dr Anne Aly

“I congratulate the new Youth Advisory Group members on their appointments, and I’m looking forward to seeing the change they will help us create.

“Young people have a lot to offer, we can deliver a better Australia by listening to their valuable insights, perspectives and lived experience.

“Our Youth Advisory Group program is ensuring young people are helping to shape policies and programs that affect their lives.”

Attributable to Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for the Arts Tony Burke

“The input from these groups will be invaluable in helping young Australians into good, secure, well-paid jobs and satisfying long-term careers.

“I’m also looking forward to hearing advice about how to support young people into the creative industries so they can forge sustainable careers as artists, writers, musicians or performers.”

Attributable to Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney

“This is an important initiative that will give young Indigenous people a seat at the table to provide their unique perspectives and advice about improving education outcomes. 

“Because we know better outcomes are achieved when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have a say in policies and programs that affect them.” 

Attributable to Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth

“Young people aren’t just our future. They are helping to shape our nation right now in many areas. These Youth Advisory Groups are a prime example of that. 

“I’m so pleased our Safe and Supported Advisory Group is continuing and that we will also have young people advising us on the prevention of family, domestic and sexual violence.

“Shifting the dial on gender-based violence requires attitudinal shifts and ensuring young people are part of that narrative will help us to achieve our goal of ending violence against women and children in one generation.” 

Attributable to Minister for Education Jason Clare

“The Albanese Government is committed to working with First Nations young people to build a better and fairer education system.

“That’s why it’s important we hear from the Youth Advisory Groups about the practical things we can do to help students catch up, keep up and finish school and go on to TAFE or university.”

Attributable to Minister for Skills and Training Brendan O’Connor

“We’re focused on making sure young Australians have access to high-quality education and training, and this advisory group will help inform that work. 
“The nature of Australia’s workforce is rapidly changing, and we need to understand how to best engage young people into education and training to make sure they have the skills they need for secure, well-paid and rewarding careers.”  

Youth Advisory Group Members

Civic Engagement Youth Advisory Group
Creative Industries Youth Advisory Group
Employment Youth Advisory Group
First Nations Education Youth Advisory Group
Prevention of Gender-Based Violence Youth Advisory Group

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