Youth

Youth

The Australian Government is more than politicians, political parties, policy and public servants; it is a complex organisation of departments and individuals that help shape Australia as a nation and the best part about it is that you decide who’s got the top job.
Since the Government was elected we have been getting on with the job of providing young Australians with the opportunity to contribute to the direction of our nation on a scale never seen before.

We are committed to actively seeking out the views of young Australians on the things that matter to you, as well as highlighting information about policies and services relevant to your lives.

In support of this commitment the Government has invested $8 million to establish the Australian Youth Forum (AYF) as the key avenue to engage young Australians across the country on their own turf. Online, the AYF site provides the opportunity for young Australians to speak to the Government – and each other – about the important issues facing them, their communities and the nation.

We have also established the Office for Youth which works for and with young people to identify and respond to the issues across Government that are important to you.

So if you’re interested in finding out more about what it is that the Australian Government does or the services and support that are on offer simply follow the links; there are a variety of sites where you can share your stories, and ideas as well as the opportunity to have your voice heard...

We want to hear from you so don’t be shy, get involved and help shape your nation.

 
The Australian Youth Forum (AYF)

The Australian Youth Forum (AYF)

The Australian Youth Forum (AYFis an exciting initiative which enables young Australians to discuss important issues with the Australian Government. The establishment of the AYF shows that the government values the voices and views of young Australians, and their creativity, unique perspectives and capacity to contribute to public debate.

National Youth Week

National Youth Week

National Youth Week is the largest single celebration of young people on the Australian calendar and has run annually since 2000 as a joint initiative between Australian, State, Territory and local governments. National Youth Week is a chance for young people to celebrate, but also to talk about issues that are important to them. It is also an opportunity for the whole community to listen to young people and to recognise the positive contributions they make.

Youth Budget Statement

Youth Budget Statement

Youth Budget Statement
Ever wondered what the Budget means for you? This short guide aims to inform young Australians about important Budget initiatives and many other recent Australian Government announcements.

Heywire 2009

Heywire 2009

Heywire 2009 gives rural and regional youth a chance to have a voice and share their opinions, ideas and feelings.

National History Challenge 2008

National History Challenge 2008

National History Challenge 2008—Australian Prime Ministers Meet the World
‘Australian Prime Ministers Meet the World’ invites students from years 7-10 to write an essay on one Prime Minister’s involvement in an international issue.

The role of the Prime Minister is complex and varied. The Prime Minister runs Cabinet, answers to Parliament and represents Australia. It is a job that has changed with time, personality and world events. Take the challenge to discover how Australian Prime Ministers have shaped the nation and the world!

online Consultation on body image

www.youth.gov.au

www.youth.gov.au is the one stop shop for young Australians to get the low down on what is happening that is relevant to you. Learn about what we are doing on Body Image or check out the links to services and supports. It’s all here.