The 2017 Australian Youth Report

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In 2017, I wanted to try and answer the question ‘what would society look like if we saw our young people as a product of their values, experiences, knowledge, creativity, and not just of their age?’ For too long we have dehumanised young people by imagining them as merely young.

This year I asked young Australians to tell me what they wish their representatives knew, and considered, about them when making policy. I travelled over 100,000 kilometres, meeting tens of thousands of young Australians. My team and I went to hundreds of schools and community groups. We went to universities, festivals, markets, and conferences. We ran thousands of consultations, and took the results to the United Nations General Assembly. But it didn’t end there.

We collected data from every Australian Federal Electorate, and I wanted to share it with you. I want you to share the joy of reading the nuanced, complicated, and thoughtful opinions of the young people who live in Australia. Young people all over Australia spoke to me about a diverse range of issues. If I’ve learnt anything this year, it’s that our voices get stronger the more we listen. And I hope that listening closer to young Australians brings you as much joy as it has brought me. If you’re a young person who generously shared your story, and/or time with me this year, thank you. You’ve made a bigger difference than you’ll ever know.

Paige Burton

Australia’s 2017 Youth Representative to the United Nations

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Click below to view the reports for that state or territory.

ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra
Fenner

New South Wales

Banks
Barton
Bennelong
Berowra
Blaxland
Bradfield
Chifley
Cook
Cowper
Cunningham
Dobell
Eden-Monaro
Farrer
Fowler
Gilmore
Grayndler
Greenway
Hughes
Hume
Hunter
Kingsford Smith
Lindsay
Lyne
Macarthur
Mackellar
Macquarie
McMahon
Mitchell
New England
Newcastle
North Sydney
Page
Parkes
Parramatta
Paterson
Reid
Richmond
Riverina
Robertson
Shortland
Sydney
Sturt
Watson
Wentworth
Werriwa
Whitlam

Northern Territory

Lingiari
Solomon

Queensland

Blair
Bonner
Bowman
Brisbane
Capricornia
Dawson
Dickson
Fadden
Fairfax
Fisher
Flynn
Forde
Griffith
Groom
Herbert
Hinkler
Kennedy
Leichhardt
Lilley
Longman
Maranoa
McPherson
Moncrieff
Moreton
Oxley
Petrie
Rankin
Ryan
Wide Bay
Wright

 

South Australia

Adelaide
Barker
Boothby
Grey
Hindmarsh
Kingston
Makin
Mayo
Port Adelaide
Sturt
Wakefield

Tasmania

Bass
Braddon
Denison
Franklin
Lyons

 

Victoria

Aston
Ballarat
Batman
Bendigo
Bruce
Calare
Calwell
Casey
Chisholm
Corangamite
Corio
Deakin
Dunkley
Flinders
Higgins
Holt
Herbert
Isaacs
Indi
Jagajaga
Kooyong
La Trobe
Lalor
Mallee
Maribyrnong
McEwen
McMillan
Gellibrand
Gippsland
Goldstein
Gorton
Melbourne
Melbourne Ports
Menzies
Murray
Scullin
Wannon
Wills

Western Australia

Brand
Burt
Canning
Cowan
Curtin
Durack
Forrest
Fremantle
Hasluck
Moore
O’Connor
Pearce
Stirling
Swan
Tangney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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