Inviting young people to make their voices heard

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local young people to have their voices heard in a major survey by the NSW Government which runs until year's end.

MEMBER for Lismore Janelle Saffin is calling on local young people to have their say on the issues that are important to them in a major youth survey.

The NSW Government, the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) and the Office for Regional Youth have launched the ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey to engage with young people on the issues that matter to them most.

“I am particularly reaching out to young people in our region because there will be issues that they face that are different to those in the metropolitan areas.

“I hope that teachers and parents encourage all our young people to have their say because every voice deserves to be heard.

“This is a great way for the government to hear directly from local youth about their concerns and the future they would like to see, and what they would like the government to do.

“The survey is called “Your Voice, Our Future’ and that is what it is about. Young people having a say about the future direction of our state.

“The Minister for Youth Rose Jackson who developed the survey with ACYP said  she wants to be able to advocate for young people, knowing they have been consulted about their needs.

“The survey is for young people between 14 and 24 and the results will help the government better engage with the state’s youth on policies and issues that affect them.

The survey can be found at and is open until the end of the year.