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.