TYF Report on 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?'

Date: Thu, 05/12/2013

The Tasmanian Youth Forum (TYF) report 'What young people say about staying or leaving Tasmania' was launched by the Minister for Community Development, Cassy O'Connor, on December 5 2013 at Ogilvie High School.

The report communicates the key findings of the TYF 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' Statewide Youth Forum and online survey.

The forum and survey were developed through consultations with young people and TYF members, discussions with key decision makers, and background research, to provide young people with the opportunity to discuss what they think about staying in Tasmania or leaving.

The report found that although the majority of young people wanted to leave Tasmania, most of them also wanted to return.

Through the forum and survey, young people identified things that they liked about living in Tasmania and what the issues would be for them in the future. Employment and education were seen as the most significant issues which would influence whether or not young people would stay in Tasmania.

In addition to this, young people provided their own practical ideas to contribute to addressing these issues within Tasmania.

Young people were keen to contribute to this topic and wanted to be involved in improving Tasmania for the broader community.

The report has a total of 13 key findings.


The report can be found here:

What young people say about staying or leaving Tasmania


A second report for young people has also been written. This report has the same findings but is presented in a shorter version.

This report can be found here:

What you say about staying or leaving Tasmania


Thank you to our sponsors, Community Development Division of Department of Premier and Cabinet and Launcston City Council, Ogilvie High School for the venue for the report launch, and TYF members, forum and survey participants, and sector workers who contributed to the forum, survey and report.