A UN youth australia program

The Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations

2021 Listening Tour

Consulting with young people 12 to 25 across Australia, and listening to their voices.

Consultations held so far

18

Queensland

Current location

The 2021 Listening Tour with Australian Youth Representative, Lucy Stronach, has begun! Starting in Queensland, Lucy will lead an extensive, nationwide consultation tour to engage with and discover the issues that are most important to young Australians. The Listening Tour is a 6-month journey across every State and Territory and sees the Australian Youth Representative consult with as many young people aged 12 to 25.

Each year, the Australian Youth Representative asks young people a specific question. In 2021, Lucy will be asking

Through the Listening Tour and consultations held at youth conferences, schools, UN Youth Australia events, Juvenile Justice Centres and more, the Program obtains a wide range of youth perspectives and experiences. After listening to Australia’s youth, Lucy as the Australian Youth Representative will convey the multitude of individual voices not has a homogenous group, but as a vast network of differing perspectives, opinions, and experiences that shape society. A final report will be prepared covering the entire 2021 Listening Tour and voices of young people.

Importantly, the Australian Youth Representative will meet not only with young people but also with prominent members of the Australian community, including Members of Parliament (MPs), leaders from non-government organisations, and those involved in the youth and education sectors. If you would to speak to Lucy and learn more about what young people are saying, please contact us here.

Want to hold or attend a consultation? Contact us to hold a consult at your school, institution or organisation, or see which council/community organisations are hosting open consults!

Take the Youth Rep Survey!

Can’t attend a consultation? We still want to hear from you! Our online Youth Representative survey is open to all youth 25 years old and younger! Take the survey and give your perspective on domestic and global issues affecting youth. You’ll also have the opportunity to answer this year’s question, What would Australia look like if young people were the key drivers of decision making?

Stories from our youth

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Programs by the youth rep

For the Future Podcast

A podcast by young people, for young people. For the Future is a podcast by the Australian Youth Representative in conjunction with the youth of Australia, and aims to inspire, empower and educate listeners through the exploration of issues raised as most important to young Australians. Get ready for season 2 launching soon!

Youth Spotlight Program

In 2021, we want to work with you, the youth of Australia, to create local, community-level change based on the issues you deem the most important. The Youth Spotlight program is an opportunity to work with a dedicated national team to share a specific community (or national level!) issue through video (multimedia) storytelling.

Our Australian Youth Representative

Lucy Stronach

Lucy Stronach is a current student at the University of Western Australia, having just finalised her dissertation as part of her Law and Society Honours.

Lucy is determined to increase the reach of the Program to engage with a more diverse range of young Australians than ever before. She’s also committed to identifying the solutions young people wish to see implemented to the issues we face by exploring evidence-based practice and policy.

Lucy has had many years of practical experience in the field of crime and justice, particularly with the Parliament of Western Australia, Western Australian Police Force, and the Department of Corrective Services. Her work has taken her to the streets of Mumbai to fight for the empowerment of sex workers, to juvenile prisons in San Diego to assist with literacy skills in young offenders, and to the UNDP in Bangkok to work with youth leaders in the promotion of human rights and justice.

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Contact us

Need to contact Lucy, the Program or UN Youth Australia? Fill in a contact request form and our team will be back in touch with you!

Media Enquiries
For media enquiries, please contact Chief Communications Officer, Igor Andonov, at commmunications@unyouth.org.au or at +61 478 668 018.

Contacting about a consultation
If you wish to organise a consultation, please refer to this page and form here.

We are excited to hear from you!

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