Youth programs: Recent relocations within government departmentsIn 1996, the Youth Bureau was moved by the Howard Government from the education portfolio to the families portfolio (Department of Housing, Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FAHCSIA)
Following the 2007 federal election, the Youth Bureau was re-located to the education portfolio by the incoming Rudd Government to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
The Youth Bureau then became part of the Office for Youth, a federal government inter-departmental office for youth affairs managed by DEEWR. Functions and programs relevant to youth affairs were moved in 2008 to DEEWR, but some stayed within FaHCSIA:
DEEWR manages the following youth programs and initiatives:
- Mentor Marketplace
- Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA)
- National Youth Week (NYW)
- National Youth Affairs Research Scheme (NYARS)
- Youth consultation
- Research and analysis
- Reconnect and Newly Arrived Youth Support Service (NAYSS)
- National Illicit Drugs Strategy (NIDS)
- Strengthening Families program
Further sources of information on youth-related programs and projects:
- Government offices of children and youth in each State/Territory
- Non-government youth peak organisations
Topics guide to organisations providing information and services on youth in Australia.
- Youth initiatives column in our journal, Youth Studies Australia
- Program news in our newsletter, Youth Field Xpress
- Australian Youth Research Centre's page on their projects
See our pages on:
This is a subject list of Australian organisations, both government and non-government, that have youth-related information.