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Equitable ages for welfare

YANQ is calling on the sector to support equitable access to welfare for young people. Currently, 18 year olds are not automatically considered independent by Centrelink in order to receive Youth Allowance. Even students moving out of home to attend university can be denied access to income support based on a parent or partner’s income. A liveable wage is essential so students are not skipping meals, going without medication, sleeping rough or couch surfing. Add your name to the petition to tell the federal government that welfare access should be equitable for young people, and that the age of independence needs to be changed.

Open letter on youth justice published in the Courier Mail on Saturday, 28 January 2023

PeakCare Members, Supporters and media contacts may already be aware of the full-page open letter to the Queensland Parliament published…

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Child sexual exploitation and abuse – supporting SAFE and therapeutic conversations with young people

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Open letter on youth justice published in the Courier Mail on Saturday, 28 January 2023

PeakCare Members, Supporters and media contacts may already be aware of the full-page open letter to the Queensland Parliament published…

Read More

It’s your choice – this way or that?

The outrage and concerns for community safety expressed by many Queenslanders following recent tragic events involving young people committing unlawful…

Read More

Child sexual exploitation and abuse – supporting SAFE and therapeutic conversations with young people

Across the sector we recognise that real solutions to complex social issues require a collective and collaborative response. We also…

Read More