Take a health and harm minimisation approach to vaping: Young people’s voices about the programs and services needed to prevent the uptake and continued use of ecigarettes (2023)
This submission is grounded in the voices and lived experiences of young people across NSW who we have heard from through our consultations. Vaping use amongst young people in NSW is a recent phenomenon with young
people and those working with them reporting it’s prevalence amongst their
NSW 2023-24 Budget and Young People
Young people in NSW continue to live with the impacts of the cost-of-living crisis. All areas of their lives have been impacted from education and how they learn, their mental health and wellbeing, their families and connections to communities and support networks, where they call home, and their employment and future career opportunities. Youth Action welcomes the announcements in the budget which address the impacts on young people through cost-of-living relief; reinvestment in the child protection system.
Equity, Accessibility and Appropriate Delivery of Outpatient and Community Mental Health Care in New South Wales (2023)
Over the past year, young people have spoken to us extensively about mental health and the challenges they have faced in accessing appropriate supports. Our submission is grounded in the voices and lived experiences of young people across NSW who we have heard from through our consultations
Employment Consultations With Young People in Western and South Western Sydney (2023)
In 2022, Jesuit Social Services commissioned Youth Action to undertake a series of consultations with young people 15 – 24 years of age in Western and South West Sydney. Youth Action heard back from 81 young people across 8 sites. The report identified a range of recommendations that were informed by lived experience and co-designed with young people, including young people from Western Sydney.
The Voices of Young People on Sexual Violence Report (2023)
In 2022 Youth Action was contracted by the Department of Communities and Justice to undertake engagement with young people 16 – 24 years about sexual violence prevention and response with young people across NSW. The aim was to identify information and evidence about young people’s priority issues, needs, gaps and opportunities for enhancing sexual violence prevention and response in NSW, as part of the development and implementation of the next NSW Sexual Violence Plan. This report and its findings will also inform the implementation of actions in the NSW Sexual Violence Plan 2022-2027 as they relate to young people.
Fams and Youth Action Joint Submission– Youth Justice and Child Wellbeing Reform Across Australia (2023)
Youth Action Key Recommendations: What Matters To Young People In NSW (2023)
Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Cost of Living 2023)
COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery: Young People’s Perspectives (2022)
Many young people continue to feel the disruptions caused by the pandemic. This report produced by Youth Action alongside young people and the youth sector, presents a range of recommendations on what is needed for NSW to adequately support the recovery of young people. Many young people continue to feel the disruptions caused by the pandemic. This report produced by Youth Action alongside young people and the youth sector, presents a range of recommendations on what is needed for NSW to adequately support the recovery of young people.
Youth Employment Report (2022)
The new Bearing the Brunt report by The Australia Institute, commissioned by Youth Action found that young people make up 14% of the workforce but 39% of job losses during the pandemic lockdowns. Western Sydney and regional NSW being the hardest hit areas in NSW. Young people deserve a fair chance to access stable jobs.
National Youth Plan (2022)
Support for Rural & Regional Learner Drivers (2021)
Young People and Buy Now Pay Later (2021)
Job Security (2021)
Young Renters Report (2021)
Inquiry Into Child Protection and Social Services (2021)
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