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Policy and Research - Employment and Welfare

2019: Adequacy of Newstart and other income support payments – YACWA Submission

In line with the Raise the Rate Campaign YACWA provided an oral submission to the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart, Youth Allowance and other income support payments

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2018: Inquiry into the Future of Work and Workers

Young people face unique barriers in entering a changing workforce. Our submission focusses on how the government needs to address these emerging issues to ensure young people are able to enter a workforce that supports them.

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2017: Submission to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017

The Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform Bill (the Bill) contains several measures of which YACWA has dire concern for the impact on young people in Western Australia. It is these specific measures we have chosen to respond to.

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2016: Employment Package Policy Position Paper

YACWA’s response to the Youth Employment package in the 2016 Federal budget. This was a divisive issue amongst members of the Youth Sector in WA. Issues such as Work for the Dole and PaTH are discussed, as well as opinions of young people themselves.

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2016: PaTH Consultation Paper – Federal Submission

YACWA along with The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, Youth Action NSW and The Australian Youth Affairs Coalition responded to the PaTH consultation paper. Issues discussed include struggling job seekers, unemployed indigenous youth and so on.

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