Saturday, July 20, 2019

 

The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory and is responsible for representing the interests of people aged between 12 and 25 years of age, and those who work with them.

Submission to ACT Government 2018-19 Budget

The Youth Coalition has provided input to the ACT Government's 2018-19 Budget Consultation process.

The submission calls for a focus on social inclusion and equity, underpinned by investment in early intervention and prevention to address the causes of social disadvantage and vulnerability.

The Youth Coalition made recommendations across a range of priority areas, including education; mental health; employment; housing and homelessness; and, supports for children, young people and their families.

Click here to read the full budget submission.

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and continuing custodians of the lands of the ACT and we pay our respects to the Elders, their families and ancestors.

We acknowledge that the effects of the forced removal of Indigenous children from their families as well as past racist policies and actions continues today.

We acknowledge that Indigenous people hold distinctive rights as the original peoples of modern day Australia, including the right to a distinct status and culture, self-determination and land.

We celebrate Ngunnawal culture and the invaluable contribution to the community.