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Young Inspirations Australia: Rendah Haj

Rendah Haj is a 19yr old filmmaker based in Melbourne. With a passion for film and a profound interest in realism and youth, she hopes to provide a platform for…

Gaining international experience through volunteering

Sonja Steffen spent 12 months volunteering in Sylhet, Bangladesh as a Marketing and Networking Officer with the Ethnic Community Development Organisation, as part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID)…

3 Important Lessons for Change-Makers

Earlier this year I entered the #AusSaysThanks Competition through Young Opportunities Australia, by writing a blog post on what I was thankful for, and somehow I won! A few short…

Young Inspirations Australia: Helen Mahar

17 June 2015 Helen Mahar, along with being the founder of Auslan For Young People in Melbourne, is a volunteer Community Visitor at the Office of the Public Advocate, and…

Meet the YOA Team: Heather Mofflin

Name: Heather Mofflin Age: 21 What are you currently studying? Masters of International Relations at The University of Melbourne. Your role at YOA: Communications Manager What inspired you to join the…

National Youth Week – It starts with us: A collection of stories from Australia’s youth

14 April 2015 Erin Watson-Lynn There is an old saying that our lives are made up of three or four days that change our whole lives. It is the same…

It Starts With Us: Changing the discourse of Australia’s youth unemployment

12 April 2015 YOA Founding Director, Margaret Quixley This week is National Youth Week and I’ve been thinking a lot about the theme, ‘It starts with us’. Despite moments of misdirection…

Where will the next opportunity take you?

15 March 2015 Guest Blogger Holly Taylor  This time last year I entered the Many Languages, One World essay competition. This wasn’t quite like any other competition. If I was successful,…

Welcome to Incredible India!

14/02/2015 There aren’t many things that will get me out of bed before 6am. Without being able to instantly down a decent coffee, there are even fewer. But seeing the…

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