Source: (2005) Canberra: Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.

The Youth Coalition of the ACT is the peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory and is responsible for representing the interests of people aged between 12 and 25 years of age and those who work with them. The Youth Coalition works to actively promote the well being and aspirations of young people in the ACT with particular respect to their political, cultural, economic and social development... For the purposes of this submission, the Youth Coalition consulted with a range of school personnel, including student welfare officers; alternative education providers; and youth and other community services. We also drew upon previous Youth Coalition consultations, including one involving young people affected by homelessness, and one involving young carers. (excerpt)

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