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Youth Action is the peak body representing young people and the services that support them in NSW.
Youth Action engages young people to raise their voices on the issues that matter the most to them.
We support the youth sector, run consultations with young people, and advocate on their behalf.
Youth Action provides ongoing sector support to youth workers and services via in-house expertise, practice experts groups and various training opportunities and conferences.
In a unique partnership between Youth Action, The Australia Institute, and most importantly, a diverse range of young people from across NSW, we have produced a youth employment report, ‘Bearing the Brunt’. Young people have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, making up 39% of the job losses during lockdowns. Young workers are highly represented in casual work and the hardest hit industries like retail and hospitality of which the COVID-19 restrictions disproportionately impacted.
COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery: Young People's Perspectives Many young people feel the disruptions caused by the pandemic which occurred at a crucial time in their development. 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.
Calling for a Strong Commitment to Young People - National Youth Plan Youth Action together with the other state and territory youth peaks are calling on all parties and independents to commit to a National Youth Plan ahead of the 2022 federal election. The plan drives action on key priorities identified by young people and will embed their voices and lived experience in government decision-making, calling for action on matters such as climate change, disaster resilience and recovery, employment, education, housing security, mental health and access and inclusion.
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