ACT Youth Assembly
The Assembly aims to provide a platform for young Canberrans to engage in a dialogue with the ACT Government and to share ideas on how to advance the agenda for youth issues.
The Assembly will bring young people aged 12 to 25 from the ACT to the ACT Legislative Assembly. To give them the opportunity to engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders.
The event will feature plenary sessions, interactive discussions, and provide an opportunity for a rich exchange of views and ideas on innovative solutions to issues of relevance to young people.
The ACT Youth Assembly is a deliberative democracy process that will draw out key ideas and policy recommendations.
The ACT Youth Advisory Council and ACT Government are in the process of planning the next ACT Youth Assembly, which will focus on young people speaking on the following issues that are important to them:
- Inclusive Society;
- Youth Employment;
- Environment and Sustainability and
- Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships.
A date to host the Assembly is yet to be confirmed. Watch this space for your opportunity to register for this great event.
If you require any additional information on this event please contact the Youth Engagement Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
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For further information contact Youth InterACT on email@example.com or (02) 6205 3064.
2018 Youth Roundtable findings
Last November, Children, Youth and Families (CYF) hosted a Youth Roundtable to hear directly from young people about their experiences of being in care and what they think would make a difference. The roundtable included young people currently in care or who have recently left care because they turned 18. It was facilitated by the Youth Coalition, CREATE and the Institute of Child Protection Studies. You can read about what the young people told us at 2018 Youth Roundtable – What we learnt.
The ACT Youth Assembly
ACT Government Response to the 2018 ACT Youth Assembly Report [PDF 785KB]
ACT Youth Assembly Report [PDF 1.4MB]
The ACT Youth Assembly is a deliberative democracy process that will draw out key ideas and policy recommendations. It will encourage direct participation to inform well-considered public decisions.
Aimed at a diverse range of young people aged 12 to 25 throughout the ACT, the ACT Youth Assembly focuses on young people speaking on the following issues that are important to them:
- Civic participation;
- Youth mental health;
- Youth homelessness; and
- Equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
If you would like to discuss anything further, please feel free to contact the Youth InterACT team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 62053064.