Photograph of multicultural young people - Centre for Multicultural Youth 2013

Media centre

CMY and the young people we work with can provide expert comment, facts and resources on issues related to migrant and refugee young people.

For access to resources about migrant and refugee young people in Australia, please visit our Knowledge Hub.


Journalists and the Media

The Media Team at CMY is available to assist journalists with information on young people in Australia, particularly young people of refugee and migrant background, or those who are newly arrived to Australia.

We provide commentary on a wide range of youth issues including education, employment, youth justice, crime, racism and discrimation, settlement, mental health and sport. 

CMY's advocacy work allows us to work closely with service providers and government, to influence policies and individual decisions that can impact on outcomes for young people. We regularly issue media releases, policy papers and other reports that provide an insight into the lives of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. 

For media enquires, please contact:

Hannah Ford
Communications & Marketing Coordinator

P: (03) 9340 3741
M: 0429 592 860



Youth Spokespersons

CMY is able to provide interviews and comments from young people who have a wealth of unique perspectives and fresh ideas to contribute to Australia’s rich diversity.

Examples of topics our spokespersons can comment on:

  • identity
  • the environment
  • wellbeing
  • self-image
  • multicultural young people
  • being a global citizen
  • engagement of young people in the community
  • relationship between the police and young people
  • consumption of drugs and alcohol

January 2017

January 20, 2017

Leading Australian orgs tackle sports’ big issues

I Speak Football Find out more
Racism, gender inequity, homophobia and violence against women are just some of the issues that will be on the table for discussion at the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion in Sport National Forum this October in Melbourne.

May 2015

May 13, 2015

CMY welcomes youth employment strategy in 2015/16 Federal Budget

Support and services for young people looking for work in Australia will be bolstered with Federal Budget commitments made to help young people develop the skills necessary to transition to employment.

April 2015

April 20, 2015

I Speak Football - Cityzens Giving

I Speak Football run by the Centre for Multicultural Youth has received funding from Cityzens Giving, a global charitable football initiative made possible by City Football Group, whose family of c

March 2015

March 2, 2015

Multicultural youth speakers ready to Shout Out

MEMBERS of Victoria’s first multicultural youth speakers’ agency are ready to share their stories as the state prepares to celebrate youth and cultural diversity.
March 2, 2015

Multifaith Multicultural Youth Networkers ready to Shout Out

MEMBERS of Victoria’s first multicultural youth speakers’ agency are ready to share their stories as the state prepares to celebrate youth and cultural diversity.

November 2014

November 18, 2014

Victorian Coalition Government recommits to regional multicultural young people

The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) welcomes the Victorian Coalition Government’s election commitment to provide $1.3 million over four years to fund CMY’s existing regional offices in Ballarat and Morwell.

August 2014

August 6, 2014

First ever census analysis of culturally and linguistically diverse young people released

'The CALD Youth Census Report 2014' uses the latest Australian Census data to shine a light on key issues for the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) youth population in Australia and wher

May 2014

May 14, 2014

Budget a mixed bag for multicultural young people

The Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) has outlined the key points from the Federal Government’s 2014-2015 budget that will affect young people as they strive to complete their education,
May 6, 2014

Infrastructure Investment Must Tackle Youth Unemployment

CMY welcomes public infrastructure investments of up to $27 billion as the centerpiece of the Victorian State Budget. 

April 2014

April 11, 2014

Calls to Address Youth Unemployment

With youth unemployment reaching crisis point in Australia, the situation is even more severe for migrant and refugee young people.