Migrant and refugee youth

Sector contacts

Australian Multicultural Affairs

The Foundation has adopted an active role to develop intercultural initiatives. It operates through consultation with all community organisations, institutions, other foundations, Government and employer and employee bodies. In addition to providing funding, programs and initiatives, it assists all Australians to participate in bodies, organisations and institutions that are important to citizenship and community responsibility.

Website: amf.net.au

 

 

Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights

The Centre for Citizenship Development and Human Rights aims to make a major contribution to socio-political theory, analysis and practice aimed at supporting human rights, citizenship, third sector organisations and democracy. This will be achieved through research, publications, conferences, seminars, public debate, training and consultancies.

Website: www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/cchr/index.php

 

 

Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies

The Centre is part of the Australian National University and provides access to research conducted in immigration and multicultural issues. 

Website: cims.anu.edu.au 

 

 

Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)

CMY is a community-based organisation that advocates for the needs of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. 

Website: www.cmy.net.au

 

 

Diversity Health Institute Clearinghouse

The Diversity Health Institute Clearinghouse is a central access point for information on multicultural health in Australia. Its aim is to bring together the myriad of work conducted in the area nationally. Cultural competence, refugee health, nutrition, sexual health, drugs and alcohol, mental health, ageing, and disability are just some the issues encompassed by the Clearinghouse's brief. 

Website: 203.32.142.106/clearinghouse/

 

 

Federation of Ethinic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA)

FECCA is the national peak body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. They provide advocacy, develop policy and promote issues on behalf of our constituency to government and the broader community. www.fecca.org.au  

 

Foundation House

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST), or 'Foundation House' as it is also known, provides a range of services to people from refugee backgrounds whom have survived torture or war related trauma.

www.foundationhouse.org.au/home/index.htm

 

 

Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre

The Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) is a specialist resource centre for schools in Victoria. They provide information for teachers, educators and pre-service teachers on the resources and facilities offered by the centre. 

Website: www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/programs/lmerc/default.htm 

 

 

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network

The Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (Australia), the MYAN, is a national policy and advocacy body that represents the rights and interests of migrant and newly arrived young people. 

www.myan.org.au

 

 

Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA)

As the national umbrella body for more than 130 organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers, the Refugee Council of Australia is actively involved in new research, policy development, information and representation on refugee issues.

Website: www.refugeecouncil.org.au

 

 

Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST)

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST), or 'Foundation House' as it is also known, provides a range of services to people from refugee backgrounds whom have survived torture or war related trauma.

www.foundationhouse.org.au/home/index.htm

 

 

Rise in teen deaths blights drownings data

Drowning deaths rose among 15 to 24-year-olds last  year, but drownings in children under five were their lowest level in nearly two decades. Nationally, drowning deaths among people aged 15 to 24 climbed 43 per cent between 2012-13 and last year, when 40 young people died. Original article

01 Oct 2014

App development program empowers youth

The program, called Adappt, was co-created by FYA and Samsung to encourage Australians aged 12 to 25 to discover how creative thinking, problem solving, entrepreneurship and technology can come together to help create social change. Original article

01 Oct 2014

Mental health campaign for Indigenous youth

'Yarn Safe' is a national campaign, said to be the first youth-led national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth mental health campaign of its kind, that aims to get Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to talk about problems affecting their mental health and wellbeing. Original article

01 Oct 2014

Young volunteers on the rise

Young West Australians are taking up volunteering in droves, driving a jump of more than 80 per cent in the number of tertiary students Volunteering WA refers to positions. Original article

01 Oct 2014

A smoke-free generation in Tasmania

Tasmania's push for a tobacco-free generation is back on the agenda — with a private member’s Bill set to come before Parliament. More information

01 Oct 2014

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