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The youth sector could soon see the most significant changes in decades - this is what the peak body representing the youth sector are warning.
In Mount Isa yesterday, Youth Affairs Network QLD held a forum for people who work with youth, to talk about the government's Youth Services Review, which has recently been announced and is currently underway. The Youth Affairs Network says that the forum is possibly one of the only chances for youth workers and young people to have an input into the review.
Though very little information about the review is available online, the government has very recently announce a number of consulation sessions across the state to be held in the next two weeks, though none in Western QLD.
The director of Youth Affairs Network QLD, Siyavash Doostkhah, says that participants at the Mount Isa forum agreed that they had many positive things to contribute to the review, and hope that the review will improve the youth sector, particularly in historically neglected areas like regional and remote Queensland.
Listen to director of Youth Affairs Network QLD, Siyavash Doostkhah, speaking on the morning of the forum, and Tracy Davis, Minister for Communities - the department conducting the review - speaking on ABC Western QLD and North West QLD earlier this morning.