Australia’s Youth Matters survey report

AYAC believes that young people are experts in their own lives and their own experiences. In August 2013, AYAC partnered with The Australia Institute to conduct a quantitative survey of young Australians aged 17-24 years to discover what issues they cared about and wanted the government to take action on over the next three years. AYAC conducted a complimentary survey of young people to gather qualitative feedback on what lies beneath – what they’ve heard about the issue, their experiences and why they think that the government should be doing more to address these concerns.

Download Australia’s Youth Matters: Young people talk about what’s important to them

This report presents the top issues identified by our survey, and direct commentary from young Australians on why these issues are important to them.

AYAC believes all decisions makers should be listening and speaking directly to young people about their needs and aspirations, as well as what they can contribute to the nation today and into the future in all areas of Australian life. It is hoped that this report will support that important conversation.

Download the report here (PDF – 5.8mb)