Aboriginal Youth Services Investment Reforms

YACWA is working with the Department of Premier and Cabinet to facilitate the not-for-profit and local government sectors involvement in the implementation of the Aboriginal Youth Services Investment Reforms (May 2015) and Investment Principles.

The purpose of this reform is to drive improved outcomes for Aboriginal youth and increased effectiveness of government expenditure on Aboriginal youth services and programs.

You can find further information on the reforms on the DPC website here, including all of the background documents and the Premier’s Circular:

You can view the Investment Principles here.

As a part of this reform process, YACWA has received some funding from the Department of Finance to support the not-for-profit and local government sectors in responding to these reforms.


YACWA undertook a survey in September-October 2015 which assisted us to understand how much organisations understand the Reforms, and what your needs might be in the coming 6-12 months. We thank all organisations that completed the survey, and you can access the output of this survey by clicking here.


In December 2015, YACWA launched an online portal of resources to assist organisations to better understand the Aboriginal Youth Services Investment Reforms. You can access the homepage by clicking here

The portal has information about a number of different subjects that are a focus of this reform process. Clicking on the following links will take you straight to the resources of that topic:

Background to the Reforms 

The spectrum of collaboration – partnerships to mergers and amalgamations 

Co-design and community engagement 

Other topics

Other topics includes information on understanding and measuring outcomes, costing and pricing your services, and on scaling for impact.

If there are other resources related to the reform that you would like to see, please feel free to comment on the portal pages directly, or contact Kylie Hansen at kylie@yacwa.org.au


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