Tasmanian Youth Story

The Tasmanian Youth Story 

YNOT is unearthing the Tasmanian Youth Story in partnership with Brand Tasmania and young Tasmanians aged 18-25 years. 

The first stage of the project involved 100 one-on-one conversations with young Tasmanians to hear their unique experiences of what it is like living in Tasmania… the good and the bad. 

Then we partnered with the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and hit the road on a statewide consultation to test our findings and hear Tasmanian's thoughts and ideas on how we can bring the Story to life. We launched the Great Tasmanian Coordination Game, developed with the UTAS Tasmanian Behavioural Lab, and tested perceptions about young people by asking participants to guess the most popular answers to 15 multiple choice questions. UTAS even leant us their Mobile Interactive Learning Environment (MILE) Truck to host the workshops. 

The Tasmanian Youth Story project is wrapping up and YNOT is preparing our final consultation reports, scheduled for release in early 2023.

Find out more about the Tasmanian Youth Story by contacting Project Manager Joanne Horton at Joanne.Horton@ynot.org.au or call 0488 235 511. 

Media enquiries: Contact CEO Tania Hunt ceo@ynot.org.au or call 0427 466 189.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is the Tasmanian Youth Story project about?

Every day, people are making decisions about Tasmania. They’re launching projects and spending millions of dollars. We don’t want them to do it without your input, the input of Tasmanians aged 18-25 years. 

We know many of you have strong views on issues important to you, but have limited opportunities to connect with decision makers and influence public policy. 

We don’t see your organised letter campaigns in the newspaper, and few of you are managing political careers to influence public policy.

But this is your state, and as we seek to deepen the Tasmanian story, our cultural expression, and our shared plan for the future, we need to hear your stories, your experience of what it’s like to be a young Tasmanian. What are you most proud of? Least proud of? What would break your heart if you had to leave Tasmania? What would lure you home? 

We promise this will be a fun and authentic conversation. There is no way to prepare: you already have the answers. Tasmania will be fairer and finer when we understand what you want from it.

2. What does this project involve?

There are three phases to the Tasmanian Youth Story Project. Young people aged 18-25 years are invited to participate and will be remunerated or incentivised for their contributions.

Phase One. Creating the Story (July - October 2022)

The first phase involves working with young people 18-25 years to create the draft Tasmanian Youth Story. Through a co-design process, we will hold 100 one-on-one conversations with young Tasmanians to hear what it is like being a young person living in Tasmania. Participation is voluntary and individuals will not be personally identified. 

Phase Two. The Tasmanian Youth Story Roadshow (November 2022)

This phase will involve regional workshops to refine and test the Tasmanian Youth Story. 

Phase Three. Wrapping up (December 2022 - January 2023)

This is when we bring together our research findings from Phases one and two, and deliver the Tasmanian Youth Story. Young people will be invited to participate in the Project evaluation and inform our recommendations to activate the Story. 

3. Data and information collection and storage policy

It is important that you understand your participation in the project is voluntary. You have the right to participate and to withdraw from the project at any time. If you do decide to withdraw from the project, you are not required to give an explanation as to why. 

All information about you will be held in-confidence and will not be made public unless you consent to be personally identified. All identifying data will be kept securely by the research team until the project is concluded. Following the project, data will be securely stored by YNOT and Brand Tasmania in accordance with obligations set by the Personal Information Protection Act (TAS) 2004. 

4. What will happen to the feedback provided?

Conversations and discussions from all three phases of the project will be used to create the Tasmanian Youth Story. This will be shared with the Tasmanian Government, decision-makers and the broader Tasmanian community. All feedback will be anonymous. Quotes may be used, but you will not be personally identified by participating unless you give permission to do so. YNOT will keep your contact details on file so that we can share with you any results and outcomes from participating in the project.