Listen to Young People During NYW

AYAC called on governments yesterday to listen to young people as the country heads into National Youth Week.

“The 2012 National Youth Week is a golden opportunity for governments to show that that are willing to listen to young people and take decisive action on the issues that are important to them.” AYAC’s Executive Director, Andrew Cummings said yesterday.

“Young people have a right to have their perspective heard on any issue, not just ‘youth issues’”.

Young people are telling AYAC that they want to see more attention and commitment to issues they care about. This includes “closing the gap” for Australia’s indigenous young people, greater support in education for students with disabilities, better funding for rural and remote youth work, and marriage equality for gays and lesbians.”

CLICK HERE, to download the full media release. (PDF – 74KB)