Multicultural young people make up at least one-quarter of all Australian youth but very little is known about their needs.
MY Australia is a national research partnership between nine organisations that is addressing this gap.
MY Australia is asking young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to take part in the first ever multicultural youth census. The MY Australia census is the first national study of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
It aims to find out more about Australia’s multicultural young people, what they value, and their vision for the future.
The census asks about economic, social and cultural indicators to learn how young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds are faring in life. This information will be vital for understanding how multicultural young people can contribute to building stronger communities.
This is the first opportunity to give multicultural young people a voice in policy development at a national level.
The census aims to survey 10,000 young people across the nation and is funded by the Australian Research Council (LP150100219 2016-2018).
So, if you’re 15 to 25 years old and live in Australia we need to hear from you! Tell the government and organisations who work with multicultural young people what matters to you.
You can also help spread the word by writing to the researchers for an Information Pack which you can share with young people in your personal and professional network.
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