Restore funding to the Youth Affairs Network Queensland
  • Petitioned Hon Tracy Davis MP

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Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
Hon Tracy Davis MP
Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
Hon Tracy Davis MP
Premier of Queensland
Campbell Newman

Restore funding to the Youth Affairs Network Queensland

    1. Youth Affairs Network Qld
    2. Petition by

      Youth Affairs Network Qld

      West End, Brisbane, Australia

YANQ is the only peak body for the youth sector in Queensland. We have recently been notified that the State Government plans to pull ALL funding to YANQ by December 31st 2012.

Peak bodies are essential services that support and link workers, provide evidence-based advice and directly engage with decision-makers and the wider community. YANQ has built a state wide network of youth services to support policy development and workforce development in the regions.

Peak bodies across Queensland have recently received a 10-17.5% cut in funds following the hand-down of the LNP State Government's first budget. However, several peak bodies, including YANQ, were notified that they would not receive any funding into the future.

We have had very many emails expressing concern and support for YANQ. We now ask that you sign this petition to the Minister for Communities, Tracy Davis, asking her to recognise the essential services that YANQ provides to the youth sector, and restore funding to the only peak body in Queensland.

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    • Karen Soane BELLBOWRIE, AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      I am a degree qualified Youth Worker and this is a Network that supports my profession.

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    • Jillianne Rixon AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I work in the youth sector on the Gold Coast and just know of the impact it has when funding is cut, in the long term it does not pay off as the is a rise in crime as Youth can not access facilities, youth respite centres and needs as much so they do what they have to so they can survive and that normally involves crime, so in the long run we end up with higher costs for courts, and goal time.....The youth need to be able to access at any given time the services that are working and offered....Come live a week in our shoes MR Campbell.

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    • Colleen Hourigan SANDGATE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      because our youth are important this funding is essential

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    • Jackie Creed TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Its a vital service!

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    • Emily Duncan AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because it's important to my girlfriend.

      Also, it's an integral part of our current society and the way we live now.

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