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“Your Voice = Change” Youth Forum. Register today!

August 19, 2021 Voices of Young People

We’re excited to announce the date of the second “Your Voice = Change” online forum, which will be held on Tuesday 31 August, 5.30-7.30pm.

This forum is a chance for young people to have their voices heard and take part in workshops designed to discuss insights and ideas around youth employment and economic participation. 

Featuring a keynote from young person and changemaker, Nkosana Mafico, this is an opportunity to hear him share his experiences and advice on youth leadership and entrepreneurship to inspire and motivate.

Following on from this, there will be a session for participants to contribute to the discussion on the future of youth employment. The online workshop will be facilitated to create policy recommendations which will contribute to development of the Federal Government’s Youth Policy Framework. 

The barriers and issues relating to youth employment and economic participation that will be discussed in this forum include, but are not limited to:

  • The education system (ATAR and Curriculum Design)
  • Accessibility of employment (public transport)
  • Lack of opportunities in rural and regional Australia
  • Employee discrimination (disability, CALD, LGBTQIA+, etc)
  • Mental health 

Registrations are now open:

For questions or support with your registration, please email the Office for Young People on

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