National Day of Thanksgiving

The 25th of May 2013 is the National Thanksgiving Day. The day is set aside to show appreciation and thanks for those who make a contribution in the community. For details visit: http://www.thanksgiving.org.au/

The focus this year is on the Judicial System and on youth that make a difference. For reading passages, resources for schools and churches visit the website. 

Action: the organisers of the National Day of Thanksgiving are asking people to hoste a breakfast or morning tea to honour those in public life. For details visit http://www.thanksgiving.org.au/

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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Youth Required

The Australian Youth Forum is seeking young people aged 15-24 to be part of the 2013 steering committee. They are looking for people who have a knack at connecting with young people. Applications should be in by Oct 8, 2012.

More information about the AYF Steering Committee, the Application Information Pack and the Application Form are available on the AYF website.

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POSTED 19 Sep 2012
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Problem Gambling

The Australian Youth Forum is seeking opinions on proposed changes to federal gambling laws. To take a short survey click here or leave your comment on the AYF ‘Problem Gambling’ Discussion board.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Tanzania riots

Open Doors reports that a crowd of 400 rioting Muslim youth attacked three churches on Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island over the last weekend of May, extensively damaging two church buildings and engaging in running battles with police. At least two Christian schools were temporarily closed due to security concerns and the St. Mtendae Catholic Church in the Kwamchina area – including a Church sanctuary, college, accommodation and a convent – was also set alight. Riots continued in the Mtandae area with police again using tear gas to try and disperse the crowd.

Action: Opendoors asks people to pray for the restoration of peace in Zanzibar, for the safety of Christians living there and pray for God’s wisdom upon the Christians during these times, that they might respond in a godly manner.

Action: Opendoors is seeking to raise $854,026 by the end of the financial year sotha they can continue to equip and support persecuted believers. To make a donation click here.

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POSTED 11 Jun 2012
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Youth Suicide Project

Focus on the Family is raising money for their Go the Extra Mile Youth Suicide Project. They hope to raise $120,000. For more info and to donate click here.

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POSTED 11 Jun 2012
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National Children Plan

The Nest, a project facilitated by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, is developing a national plan for children and young people. It will propose actions to support children. A series of consultations are planned ahead of a draft plan to be released in October before a National Summit on 23 Nov 2012.

Action: Youth and older people can take part in the online survey to shape the national plan. To undertake the NEST survey click here.
For details: http://www.thenestproject.org.au/

 

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POSTED 11 Jun 2012
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Asylum Seekers and Refugees

The Social and Political Youth Study Club is hosting a meeting on the topic “Asylum seekers and Refugees”. It will be held 7.30pm, 12 June 2012 at the John Calvin Christian College, Robin Hood Ave, Armadale. Speaking will be Nicole Steenhof, a refugee resettlement case manager.

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POSTED 11 Jun 2012
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Curriculum Youth Say

The Federal Govt’s Australian Youth Forum is asking youth to give their views on what they think should be included in the New Australian School Curriculum. The  feedback will be consolidated into a formal AYF response to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority’s consultation. Topics close on 22 May 2012.

Submitting your ideas to ayf@deewr.gov.au, or on www.facebook.com/AustralianYouthForum

Surveys: Technologies: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Technologies
Health and Physical Education: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HealthPE

Join discussion group: www.youth.gov.au/ayf

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POSTED 20 Apr 2012
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Left Right Think Tank Vacancy

Left Right is seeking a new CEO to lead the think tank. Left Right says it is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, youth led policy research and education organisation that seeks to involve young people in public policy. In WA, the think tank is beginning an investigation into the education system and how it can change to new technologies, globalisation, cultural habits and demographics. The CEO should be aged 16-24. Applications need to be in by March 28. More info: http://www.leftright.org.au/ceo-recruitment/

In addition, Left Right is seeking staff and volunteers across Australia. For more: http://www.leftright.org.au/volunteer/

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POSTED 24 Mar 2012
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National Youth Week

National Youth Week is planned for 13-22 April 2012. They are asking youth to put forward events and activities during that week. The theme is Imagine. Create. Inspire. For tips on holding events and more info click here.

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POSTED 6 Mar 2012
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