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Federal Budget – Young People Unfair Targets

The Youth Affairs Council of WA is very concerned by budget measures to be introduced by the Federal Government that will force young people to stay on youth allowance until they are 25 a lower rate that Newstart.

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Young People Punching Bags of Budget

The Youth Affairs Council of WA said the youth sector had been savaged by the
Federal Budget, with across the board cuts to programs and engagement.

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Youth homelessness matters day

The Youth Affairs Council of WA hopes that Youth Homelessness Matters Day (April 13) will draw attention to the plight of thousands of young West Australians who do not have a safe place to sleep tonight.

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Young Migrants learn to tell their stories

Twenty five young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds have been selected for a unique
program to teach them how to tell their stories to the wider public.

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Voting survey

A new survey of young people shows that Australian politicians have a battle on their hands if they want to convince young people that they’re aware of the issues that affect them.

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YACWA calls for federal government action on unemployment

The Youth Affairs Council of WA is calling for the Federal Government to immediately remove the four
week waiting period for young people to access income support.

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Federal Budget Response

The Youth Affairs Council of WA has welcomed the Federal Budget measures on youth employment as
a step in the right direction, and believes it represents a fundamental shift in policy by the government.

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AHCWA & YACWA response to Aboriginal youth suicide report

The Aboriginal Health Council of WA and Youth Affairs Council of WA have called on the
State Government to accept and immediately begin work on implementing the
recommendations from an inquiry into Aboriginal youth suicide in remote areas.

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Federal Budget Response

YACWA has condemned the federal Government for its approach to social welfare and young people in the federal Budget.

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Youth Homelessness Matters Day

An innovative project has been led by the Youth Affairs Council of WA, as part of its involvement in a national
campaign and aims to draw attention to the plight of thousands of young West Australians who do not have a safe
place to sleep.

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Inspirational Young People to hold Multicultural Summit

A unique youth-led summit will be held in Perth for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to discuss issues around multiculturalism.

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