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By sharing the knowledge we’ve gained over the past 30 years, we aim to support others to work more effectively with Victoria’s diverse youth population.


CMY undertakes significant research and consultation with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to inform policy and advocacy at local, state and national levels.

We partner with researchers to build our knowledge around young people and the changing world in which they live. This evidence helps us design programs that address contemporary challenges, create opportunities that are accessible and appropriate, and develop stronger communities.

Through our work we also link decision makers and researchers directly with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, supporting youth participation in policy and advocacy.  

We form strategic relationships with relevant stakeholders to advance the issues of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, providing advice in a range of contexts in order to inform and influence policy development.

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Submissions to Government Inquiries

Inquiry into the rental and housing affordability crisis in Victoria (2023)
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Inquiry into Victoria’s criminal justice system (2021)
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Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)
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Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria (2020)
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Inquiry into Sustainable Employment for Disadvantaged Jobseekers (2019)
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Royal Commission into Mental Health (2019)
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Explore Youth Researchers available to book NOW!

Explore supports a partnership between young people and researchers, to enhance the relevance and responsiveness of research (and post-research responses) to young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Book a Youth Researcher here

Explore is funded by Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS).

Find out more about CRIS

CMY is an integral community player in the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS) consortium, an independent think-tank researching some of the trickiest challenges that our society is facing – racism, societal division, systemic bias and disadvantage, economic inequities, extremism and discrimination.

Read the latest research here

Informal sport as a health and social resource for diverse young people

CMY is a partner in this Australian Research Council linkage project which investigates the contribution of informal sports participation to the well-being of diverse young people and considers how governments, sport and health agencies can support this participation.

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Research

The first national multicultural youth census.

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Publications

Research & issues papers