2012-14: 100% Respect

At the 2012 National Conference, the 2012-2014 National Campaign,

100% RESPECT: YOUTH REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS was chosen.

After an online poll and analysing the different topics that were reviewed by local groups in 2011 the issue was current and a direct violation of childrens rights in Australia.

The campaign to date has been the most successful AYCS National Campaign to date with actions taking place across the country by students and the YCS developing the ‘End Child Detention Australia‘ Coalition to lobby for the rights of the children.

Students in Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide have met with politicians and discussed the issue from a high school student’s perspective and responses have been positive.

We thank all AYCS students and supporters for their efforts with the campaign, we hope that children in detention have heard their messages of hope and the government has heard the call to action.