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June 18, 2024

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

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The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

‘This is a great way for the government to hear directly from local youth about their concerns and the future they would like to see, and what they would like the government to do.

Janelle Saffin. Photo Tree Faerie.

‘The survey is called “Your Voice, Our Future” and that is what it is about. Young people having a say about the future direction of our state,’ said Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin.

‘I am particularly reaching out to young people in our region because there will be issues that they face that are different to those in the metropolitan areas.

‘I hope that teachers and parents encourage all our young people to have their say because every voice deserves to be heard.’

The NSW government, the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) and the Office for Regional Youth have launched the ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey to engage with young people on the issues that matter to them most.

‘The Minister for Youth Rose Jackson who developed the survey with ACYP said she wants to be able to advocate for young people, knowing they have been consulted about their needs,’ explained Janelle. 

‘The survey is for young people between 14 and 24 years and the results will help the government better engage with the state’s youth on policies and issues that affect them.

The survey can be found at https://bit.ly/YourVoiceOurFuture-NSW and is open until the end of the year.’


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