Youth Network of Tasmania Policy and Advocacy Media Releases Media Releases 2020 Impact of COVID-19 on young Tasmanians recognised 21 July 2020 The impact of COVID-19 is presenting unprecedented challenges and uncertainty for young Tasmanians. CEO of YNOT Ms Tania Hunt said it was important that this disproportionate effect had been recognised in the Interim Report prepared for the State Government by the Premier's Economic and Social Advisory Council (PESRAC). Youth peak calls for an end to youth homelessness amidst COVID-19 pandemic 15 April 2020 Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) is a national campaign that aims to raise awareness of youth homelessness amongst decision makers and the wider community. The campaign hosted by the National Coalition for Housing (NYCH) will take place online and in conversations around Australia on 15 April 2020. YNOT welcomes announcement to keep young Tasmanians safe and connected amidst COVID-19 pandemic 26 March 2020 YNOT today welcomed Premier Peter Gutwein’s announcement to keep young Tasmanians connected and safe as we navigate our way through an unprecedented public health crisis. YNOT welcomes announcement to invest in the wellbeing of Tasmanian children and young people 03 March 2020 The Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) welcomes the Premiers announcement today to invest in the development of Tasmania’s first ever whole of government Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. The Strategy will not only focus on the first 1000 days of life but will also address the needs of young Tasmanians up to 25 years of age. 2019 Federal Public Hearing on the Adequacy of Newstart 07 November 2019 YNOT CEO executive summary for the public hearing on the adequacy of Newstart and related allowances. Tasmanian Youth Mental Health Forum 04 November 2019 Participants from Tasmania’s mental health services and the broader community sector came together to hear from experts in youth mental health and work together to collectively explore strategies and solutions that support the ongoing development of an innovative and integrated youth mental health system. TYF Report Launch 2019 31 October 2019 A Report released by YNOT shows that young people are looking to government, family and schools to help keep them safe online. Youth Peak Applauds State Government on Establishing Inaugural Premiers Youth Advisory Council 04 October 2019 YNOT applauds the Tasmanian Government for establishing the inaugural Premier’s Youth Advisory Council. Youth Peak Bodies Across Australia Call on the Government to Raise the Rate 31 July 2019 Youth peak bodies across Australia join ACOSS and others in calling on the Government to Raise the Rate of Newstart and Youth Allowance. Young Tasmanians Have their Say on Cyber Bullying and Online Behaviour 07 June 2019 One hundred and seventy young Tasmanians aged 12-25 years will be travelling to Launceston today to voice their concerns, contribute ideas and create solutions at the 2019 Tasmanian Youth Forum (TYF) ‘Your Online Environment.’ YNOT Supports Labors Mental Health Workers in Schools Initiative 28 May 2019 YNOT welcomes Labors' announcement today to introduce mental health workers in all Tasmanian State primary and high schools. Graduated Licensing announcement 05 May 2019 TasCOSS and YNOT have called on the State Government to ensure essential safety related changes to graduated driver licensing requirements are accompanied by appropriate resourcing, support and assistance for Tasmanians already facing barriers to obtain a driver licence. Youth Week Tasmania 2019 - Young People Take Centre Stage 10 April 2019 Youth Week Tasmania 2019 is set to celebrate the achievements and talents of young people, as well as highlight the powerful impact that young people have on their communities. YNOT Welcomes Investment in Youth Supported Accommodation Facilities 28 March 2019 YNOT welcomes the release of the Tasmanian Governments Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019-2023 today. It is pleasing to see that the Tasmanian Government has committed to improving outcomes for young Tasmanians who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. ‘Youth Peak calls for a national plan to end youth homelessness’ 17 March 2019 YNOT is calling for action to end youth homelessness on Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) and is pleased to announce the 2019 YHMD Ambassador for Tasmania, Matt Newell. 2018 Young Tasmanians to lead Health and Wellbeing Solutions 08 June 2018 Two hundred young Tasmanians will be travelling to Launceston today to voice their concerns, contribute ideas and create solutions at the Tasmanian Youth Forum (TYF) Health and Wellbeing Statewide Forum. Young people over represented in the State’s homeless population 18 April 2018 With over 400 young Tasmanians aged 12-24 years currently homeless, YNOT is calling for action on Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD). Youth Peaks call for Youth Minister; funded national youth body 12 April 2018 Australia’s peak bodies for young people and youth services are urgently calling on the Federal Government to reinstate a Minister for Youth and funding for National Youth Week and the national youth peak body. YNOT welcomes commitment to appoint a Minister for Youth in lead up to state election 01 February 2018 YNOT welcomes the election commitment from the Tasmanian Labor party to appoint a Minister for Youth should they be elected in the upcoming state election on Saturday 3 March 2018. 2017 Politicians speak on how they will support young people in Tasmania 14 November 2017 Issues effecting young Tasmanians will come under the spotlight at YNOT's AGM event. No increase in funding leaves peak youth organisation to reconsider future direction 30 May 2017 YNOT is today considering its future direction, following the absence of additional allocations in the State Budget, to repair the imbalance between the rising costs and the decrease of resources received. Youth focus in State budget but youth voice needed to ensure success 25 May 2017 YNOT welcomes the focus on young people in the State Budget, with initiatives such as funding of the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra, a youth arts strategy and the expansion of the School Nurse Program. Tasmanians join national call to take action on youth homelessness 05 April 2017 Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) is a national awareness raising campaign that encourages all Australians to take a stand against youth homelessness in our communities. 2016 Youth Housing and Homelessness Report Launch 11 October 2016 A Report released today shows that young Tasmanians are concerned about the impact of homelessness in the community, and want to take action to prevent it. Good news for youth employment but Federal Budget risks leaving young people behind 04 May 2016 YNOT welcomes the announcement of the $840 million for youth employment over the next four years. Tasmanians join national call to take action on youth homelessness 13 April 2016 Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) is a national awareness raising campaign that encourages all Australians to take a stand against youth homelessness in our communities. Learning and Education Report Launch 11 April 2016 Today the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) launches its Learning and Education Report which communicates the ideas from young Tasmanians who participated in a statewide consultation run in November last year by the Tasmanian Youth Forum (TYF). National Youth Week begins but future of event in doubt 08 April 2016 YNOT is excited to launch National Youth Week 2016 'Following the Future', but the future of the event remains in doubt. YNOT welcomes new Strategy for Youth Suicide Prevention 11 March 2016 YNOT welcomes the release of the Tasmanian Government’s Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy today. 2015 Young people have their say on Tasmanian education 04 November 2015 Tasmanian young people will contribute their ideas on how the State can improve its low rate of educational attainment at the Tasmanian Youth Forum (TYF) Learning and Education Youth Forum today. Youth Mental Health Report Released 27 July 2015 Mental health is important for young Tasmanians, but more skills are needed for young people to maintain positive mental health and to support others. 2015-16 YNOT Summary of Tasmanian State Budget 28 May 2015 YNOT attended the community lock-up before the release of the 2015-2016 State Government Budget, on Thursday 28 May. The devil is in the detail - Youth Engagement Budget slashed 14 May 2015 YNOT and the Australian youth sector call for government to reinstate funding to national youth engagement programs that have been slashed in the Federal Budget. Budget brings youth employment focus but punitive welfare measures remain 13 May 2015 YNOT has cautiously welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s budget announcement of a Youth Employment Strategy. Positive mental health a priority for young people 20 March 2015 Young people have shown that increasing their knowledge about positive mental health is a priority for them, by attending the Tasmanian Youth Forum (TYF) Mental Health Matters Statewide Forum in Launceston today.