Multicultural Youth Australia Census Status Report 2017/18

Australia’s young people are more mobile and culturally diverse than ever before. While this brings many advantages, multicultural young people face challenges that are not well understood by the community or government – such as discrimination, intergenerational conflict and insecurity.

The MY Australia Census examines social, cultural and economic indicators that provide valuable data on how multicultural young people are faring. These indicators have been identified after an extensive review of studies on migration and settlement, cultural participation, youth transitions and social and economic inclusion.

This vital research will be used to help policymakers and organisations who work with young, diverse people to develop better policies and programs that enrich the lives of multicultural youth and contribute to the social cohesion of Australian society.

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This research was funded by the Australian Research Council (LP150100219) and was conducted by the University of Melbourne in partnership with the Centre for Multicultural Youth, Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) Australia, Access Community Services, Multicultural Youth Affairs Network NSW, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Youth Coalition ACT, Multicultural Youth SA, Youth Advisory Council WA, and Migrant Resource Centre Southern Tasmania.