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Youth Connections funding must be reinstated

Motion
Penny Wright 1 Dec 2014

I move that the Senate

1.      notes:

a.      the Youth Connections program has assisted hundreds of disengaged young people to reconnect to education, training or employment;

b.      funding to the program has been cut by the Federal Government and will officially end on December 31, 2014;

c.       the government has not allocated any funds to any similar or replacement program;

d.      this will be the first time in 20 years there is no federally-funded program to assist young people to re-engage with pathways to future work and education;

e.      young people across Australia, especially those who are disadvantaged, will miss out on vital support provided by the Youth Connections program; and 

2.      calls on the government to reinstate the funding for this effective and necessary program. 

This motion was supported by the Senate

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