Through our policy, advocacy and research work, MYAN provides a credible and informed source of knowledge and advice on settlement, policy and programming relevant to young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. We engage with a broad range of stakeholders across government and civil society to collaborate on research and policy advice to ensure that the rights of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds are included in policy and programming in government and the NGO sector.
Young people and our broaad networks across the youth and settlement sectors across Australia inform all our policy and advocacy work. Our policy work also focuses on engaging with a number of government inquiries, as important opportunities to highlight the issues facing young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Public hearings, consultations and conferences
MYAN has contributed to the following public hearings, consultations and conferences in the past year;
|Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training – School to Work Transitions – September 2017|
|Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee – Social Services Legislation Amendment (Encouraging Self-sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants) Bill 2018 – April 2018 (supplementary submission made and participation in DSS consultation)|
|Australian Child Rights Taskforce – Strategic Directions Roundtable Reporting on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – December 2017|
|Department of Social Services (DSS) Community Cohesion Stakeholder Forum – February 2018|
|Department of Home Affairs – Australia’s Humanitarian Programme 2018-19 – consultation with the Minister for Home Affairs May 2018|
|Australian Council for Overseas Aid (ACFID), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Department of Social Services (DSS) NGO Roundtable on the GlobalCompact on Refugees (GCR) and Migration (GCM) –August 2017, October 2017, March 2018|
|Australian Social Policy Conference (with Australian Institute of Family Studies) Settlement outcomes of humanitarian youth: Combining research, policy and
practice – September 2017
|UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra NGO Consultations – April 2018|
|Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) National Children’s Commissioner consultation on Reporting for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, National Roundtable – May 2018|
|Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Race
Discrimination Commissioner, National Forum on Racial Tolerance and Community Harmony -October 2017, June 2018