In response to the Queensland Government Multicultural Policy Review process, YANQ made the following submission on behalf of the Multicultural Youth Network of Queensland (MYNQ): response
In response to the recent State Budget 2009/10, YANQ has highlighted a few key areas for comment. We acknowledge that not everyone can win when it comes to State funding, but there are some areas of particular concern to us. Additionally, we have commented on the new funding for increased wages in the community sector, and where this funding will be directed.
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Click here to download YANQ's Draft Submission to the National Human Rights Consultations. The Commonwealth Government is conducting an Inquiry into human rights in Australia through a National Human Rights Consultation. YANQ's submission is now available. Thank you to our members who provided comment.
The National Human Rights Consultation has invited organisations and citizens to submit their view on the following questions:
Heather Stewart prepared YANQ's submission in response to these questions. The submission focuses on the effectiveness of the Human Rights Charter proposed by the National Human Rights Consultation Committee.
Download YANQ's Submission here (390.65 Kb)
Young people should be able to trust in the protection of adults.Young people have a right to trust that adults will fulfil their responsibility to provide opportunities for them - opportunities to learn, to play, to make decisions for themselves, take risks, to have fun and to participate in community decision making, among others.
Queensland's Police Move-on powers are in breach of that trust.
In this submission to the Crime and Misconduct Commission, the Youth Affairs Network of Queensland makes the opposition of youth services to Police Move-on Powers in Queensland clear.
We argue that instead of punitive responses to fears of youth violence, communities need to invest in services that make it possible for young people to participate safely in all aspects of community life.
The notion of remanding a person (let alone a juvenile) into custody is an extremely serious issue. Our entire criminal justice system, inclusive of the juvenile system, works on the premise that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Yet increasingly, we are seeing young people held in juvenile prisons due to social, economic, cultural and political factors, and not necessarily legal factors.
Part of YANQ's role is to collectively develop and promote policy perspectives that are in favour of the Qld youth sector and young people.
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