The Victorian State Government is writing a new state-wide Youth Strategy!
The strategy is a document that will guide State Government actions on issues that affect young people, and programs that help them. This new strategy will be launched in 2021, and will be in place for several years after.
Some of the things the strategy will do are:
- identify the top priority issues for young people in Victoria;
- set goals for how the State Government will make life better for young Victorians;
- determine where money should be spent to support young people;
- identify where the State Government could be doing a better job to help young people, and what needs to change;
- work out how the State Government can work best with other people in the community (like young people, other governments, businesses, community organisations) and get the best results for young people in Victoria;
- check if the State Government is missing any ways that they can help young people.
At the moment, the State Government is looking for input from the community about what the new strategy should do and what it should include. They have published a discussion paper to show you the ideas they've got so far.
Who can contribute?
Anyone! If you are a young person, work with young people, or are interested in issues affecting young people, everyone is welcome to have their say.
How can I have my say?
There are a few different ways you can have your say about the new strategy! You can:
- fill out a survey;
- make a written submission;
- attend a consultation session over Zoom.
Check out https://engage.vic.gov.au/victorian-youth-strategy for more details about how to get involved. Translated versions of the summarized discussion paper are available in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Hakha Chin, and Karen. You can find them at the bottom of the linked page.
When does the feedback period close?
The State Government will be taking community feedback until Monday 14th December- so get in before then!