Join us for Australia's first conference exploring global trends impacting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds

October 27, 2017

Only three weeks to go until Australia's first conference exploring how global trends are impacting on young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Australia. 

Be the first to hear insights from findings from a groundbreaking megatrends report on multicultural youth from Australia's leading data innovation group, CSIRO Data 61.
Join vibrant discussions on shaping Australia's multicultural future with policymakers, young people, academics and leading experts from Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 
Hosted by MYAN Australia in partnership with the University of Melbourne, Young people in a multicultural world: rethinking a new policy and practice agenda national conference, will be exploring the themes 'Global Citizenship', 'Education to Work' and 'Social Cohesion'.
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Applications are now open 

for 5 scholarships available to young people seeking asylum in Australia (aged 18-25) to attend the MYAN National Conference. 

The scholarships are for young advocates and emerging young leaders and will be invaluable opportunity to participate in all sessions, join the conversations and network with conference speakers and delegates. 
Deadline for applications is 12pm Wednesday 8th November.

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The two day event will bring together international and local policymakers, practitioners, young people, academics and the business sector. Some of the speakers include


Dr Alexandra Leipold will be joining us all the way from Europe to share how Germany is strengthening engagement in education and employment for young migrants and refugees. 



Claire Naughtin, CSIRO representative, will be presenting findings from a new Megatrends Report on young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, commissioned by MYAN & VicHealth. 




Anya Satyanand, Executive Officer of Ara Taiohi, New Zealand’s youth peak body, will be talking about superdiversity and building on young people’s cultural capabilities.




Sen. Richard Di Natale, Leader of the Australian Greens, will share views from the cross-section of his work in portfolios of multiculturalism, health and sport. 



Hon. Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism and Citizenship, will contribute insights from a lifelong commitment to modern multicultural Australia. 



Sen. Hon Zed Seslja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, will share informed perspectives as a policymaker and second generation migrant.



Apajok Biar, MYAN Youth Ambassador, will share her thoughts on youth advocacy in Australia and with UNHCR Geneva.



Dorcas Utkovic, Producer & host of OZ AFRICAN TV, will be bringing her lens of media as a powerful tool for representation and changing perceptions.  



Dr Tim Corney will be discussing perspectives of the place of human rights in contemporary youth work practice in Australia. 



Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner, brings influential thinking on multiculturalism, human rights and national identity.



Megan Mitchell, Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner. Her role focuses solely on the rights and interests of children, and the laws, policies and programs that impact on them.


Professor Fethi Mansouri will bring a local to global perspective on human rights, global citizenship and the place of young people.   

For the full schedule and list of speakers, visit the conference website:

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