The Australian Government committed $10.5 million in last night’s Federal Budget for a new Youth Engagement Model.
Young people in Australia will shape the future of policy through the new model.
The model will ensure young people from diverse and at-risk cohorts are represented in consultations and engagement with government, including First Nations young people.
The model will be co-designed with the Youth Steering Committee, comprised of 15 young people.
The investment in youth will:
- establish a Commonwealth Office for Youth
- provide ongoing funding for Australia’s national peak youth organisation, the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition
- establish issue-based youth advisory groups to give a direct youth voice in policy and program development across government
- fund the development of a Youth Engagement Strategy.
Read Minister for Early Childhood Education and Youth Dr Anne Aly’s media release.