Submissions

2017: YACWA’s Pre-Budget Submission 2017-2018

This submission will provide a series of recommendations to Government for next year’s budget that builds on members feedback through areas identified in responses to our Members Survey, this consultation paper, and previous areas of YACWAs work.

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2017: WA Driver’s Licence Survey

A few months ago YACWA made a call out for young people to fill out an online survey to answer questions about their thoughts, challenges as well as suggestions on two very important matters – employment and obtaining a driver’s licence.

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2017: The Young Offenders Act

YACWA has a strong understanding of some of the issues facing young people involved in the justice system in Western Australia. This is underpinned by a long history of working alongside the justice system with members, young people, and Government.

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2017: YACWA’s Response to the review of The Children and Community Service Act

In response to the review of the Children and Community Services Act of 2004, YACWA focused on Terms of Reference significant to young people aged 12 to 25 in WA. Issues discussed included: Raising Leaving Care Age, Leaving Care Plans, Child Participation and so on.

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2017: Migrant Settlement Outcomes Focus Group Report: Service Providers & Young People

A focus group discussion on the needs of young migrants of WA. YACWA, along with the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN WA), chaired the round table meeting and discussed topics such as support for the migrants, connectivity, cultural awareness, interpreters, etc.

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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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2017: YACWA’s Response to Strategy Regarding Range of Health Services for People Infected with, or Affected by, Viral Hepatitis in Western Australia

YACWA and Youth Educating Peers (YEP) combined to respond to the strategy regarding hepatitis in WA. Young people engage in behaviours that put them at risk of contracting the virus, thus making them relevant to the topic. YEP and YACWA discuss these issues on behalf of WA young people.

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2017: Compulsory Treatment (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Bill 2016

In response to the Exposure Draft Bill, YACWA conducted a focus group meeting with young people who have experienced substance abuse. The focus group provided information on issues that must be considered in assessing the bill for the of youth in WA, this included, the current impact of drug use among children and young people and so on.

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2016: Earlier Intervention and Family Support Strategy February 2016 Discussion Paper

YACWA welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Department of Child Protection and Family Support's (the Department) Earlier Intervention and Family Support strategy, dated February 2016.

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2016: Federal Budget Overview

YACWA’s overview of the Federal Budget of 2016 and how young people will be affected in the choices made by the government.

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2016: State Budget Overview

YACWA’s overview of the State Budget of 2016 and how young people will be affected in the choices made by the government.

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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: Building Resilience and Engagement for At-Risk Youth Through Sport and Culture

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) has partnered with the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) in order to provide a broader insight and knowledge for this inquiry.

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2016: Inquiry into Aboriginal Youth Suicides

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia and YACWA combine to discuss issues surrounding suicide amongst the young Aboriginal people of WA. This submission comes due to the growing risk of suicide in remote regions of the state. The vulnerability and necessary actions are discussed.

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2016: NCPW Open Letter

September 4th is the first day of National Child Protection Week, an annual event which, for over 25 years, has reminded the community of the importance of committing to the safety and wellbeing of Australia’s children.

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2016: Pre-Budget Submission Brief

A Pre-budget submission is a formal document submitted to the State Government. The document works to highlight the priority areas that Government should be directing funding towards, with a series of 'asks', identifying requests for allocations of money.

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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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2015: Federal Budget Analysis

The overview of the Federal Budget for 2015 and YACWA’s position on many of the areas that will affect young people.

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