How you can help
1. Petition the Minister for Communities, Tracy Davis and Premier Campbell Newman to reinstate funding for YANQ
Click here to sign our petition on www.change.org
2. Write and call Tracy Davis and Campbell Newman
While petitioning is good, writing a personal letter is even better, and phone calls are the best. So we can keep track of the support for YANQ, please cc us ( firstname.lastname@example.org) into any email or let us know of any correspondance you have.
Download a draft letter to Tracy Davis here
Download a draft letter to Campbell Newman here
Hon Tracy Davis MP
Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
HonTracy Davis MP Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
GPO Box 806, Brisbane, QLD 4001
Phone: 3235 4280
Fax: 3012 7704
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hon Campbell Newman MP
The Premier of Queensland
PO Box 15185, City East
Phone: 07 3224 4500
Information that will come in handy - why is YANQ important? Over the past 23 years, YANQ has developed a statewide network of youth services to support policy development and workforce development, with active regional participation throughout Queensland. In particular, YANQ has established relationships with small community organisations, and developed strong networks of services in rural and remote areas including many Aboriginal communities. YANQ offers a sophisticated, up-to-date understanding of young people's culture, issues and needs. YANQ has the capacity to provide informed, evidence-based advice to government about what does and doesn't work in youth service provision - in urban, rural and remote Queensland, and for different groups of young people. YANQ's sound understanding of priority issues and needs across the youth sector is derived from many years of listening to youth organisations, workers and young people themselves. YANQ is the only mechanism to respond to local, state and federal youth policy issues.
3. Complete our survey on the effects of defunding youth services
We're currently gathering information on the impacts of government defunding on services and young people. Please assist us by completing the survey embedded below.