New youth engagement strategy launched

Office for youth

The Office for Youth has launched a new Youth Engagement Strategy that will connect young people directly to government.  

Engage! is the government’s vision to ensure that young Australians have opportunity to be included in government decision making.   

The strategy sets out three priority areas for youth engagement with government:  

  1. we will recognise and listen to young people.   
  2. we will empower young people to advocate and engage with government.  
  3. we will support government to work with young people.  

To develop this strategy, the Office for Youth engaged with over 4,600 young people across the country, consulting with them about the issues that matter to them, and how they want to hear from and work with government.  

The strategy was launched at the Office for Youth’s national Youth Forum which took place at the National Museum of Australia on 20 March. 

The strategy forms part of the government’s Youth Engagement Model, an investment of over $10 million in the youth space.  

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Correct at time of publication.