Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Former Minister for Housing; Fisheries; Veterans Issues; Asian Engagement

    Discussion paper encourages youth to give their choice a voice

    7/11/2017 3:50 PM
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    Youth Minister Peter Tinley today challenged young people aged 10-25 and community service providers to have their say on the future of youth services in Western Australia.


    The call to action came during the launch of the Better Choices: Youth in WA discussion paper - a landmark document designed to start a State-wide discussion on how best to reform WA's youth service system.


    Recommendations and findings resulting from the discussion paper process will help inform the McGowan Government's five-year Youth Strategy and three-year action plan for the improvement of youth support services.


    The discussion paper encourages online feedback from young people and youth organisations on topics such as funding, visibility and governance of services currently supported by the State Government.


    It invites ideas about how to improve the service environment within which young people make their life choices.  State Government agencies will also provide feedback to the discussion paper.


    Better Choices: Youth in WA will be supported by a series of workshops for young people and youth service providers this month.


    The process will culminate in a public Youth Summit, on December 5, 2017.  For more information on the Better Choices: Youth in WA discussion paper and to register for the summit, visit the Department of Communities' website


    Comments attributed to Youth Minister Peter Tinley:


    "Equal access to services, employment and education are essential elements in the development of young people. This discussion paper, which illustrates the McGowan Government's intention to reform community services in WA, will kick-start an important conversation.


    "To date, many young people have missed out on making informed choices about their future because of the State's fragmented, overly complex and difficult to navigate youth system. 


    The Better Choices: Youth in WA discussion paper now gives young people the opportunity to have their say and help shape the future of youth services in this State."


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