2019/20 Financial Year Changes

As we enter the new financial year, there are a raft of changes around finance that come into effect and may impact you. We’ve put together a quick list of the most relevant changes for young people — and whether they’re good or bad.

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YACWA AGM Minutes 2017-18

View the minutes from the 2017-18 YACWA AGM

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Exciting opportunity for young people to be heard on issues of homelessness

We are looking for five passionate young people with lived experience of homelessness to take a paid leadership role in designing and delivering the forum.

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Nominations for YACWA’s 2018/19 Board Members

Thank you for taking the time to vote for YACWA's 2018/19 board members. Please take a moment to read the profiles of each nominee prior to casting your vote. You can view the nominee profiles below. Please have your votes in by COB on the 7th of December 2018.

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YACWA in collaboration with Barking Wolf film company produced a short documentary exploring the youth work sector in WA. This documentary highlights the need for decision makers to Reform measurement of at-risk youth outcomes by valuing qualitative data. Thank you to LotteryWest for funding this project.

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Meet the 2018 WA Young Person of the Year!

Congratulations to Kamsani Bin Salleh, the 2018 Young Person of the Year. Kam 25-year-old artist using his art as a platform to educate the public about his Aboriginal heritage in a way that bears relevance to modern times.

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Exciting paid opportunity for young carers to lead a co-design project in WA!

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) is collaborating with Red Cross WA on a co-design project that explores the needs of young carers living in Western Australia to develop ideas and solutions to the challenges they face. We are looking for five creative young people with lived experience of being a young carer to join our core team as youth consultants.

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