Multicultural youth in Australia: A national status reporting framework and knowledge hub

Youth Research Centre Seminar Series 2017

Professor Johanna Wyn, Youth Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Dr Rimi Khan, School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts

This seminar reports on an Australian Research Council Linkage project that will produce the prototype of an annual report on the status of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) youth in Australia. In collaboration with nine Australian organisations, including the Centre for Multicultural Youth, this project aims to critically define the status of CALD youth; developing its first national status reporting framework that will generate new social, economic and cultural indicators, and building a knowledge hub to store and curate CALD youth data. The economic, social and cultural indicators will support government and community organisations to better target policies and improve outcomes for CALD youth. Understanding the contributions and challenges of CALD young people will build stronger communities.


Professor Johanna Wyn, Director of the Graduate School’s Youth Research Centre and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia. Her work focuses on young people’s learning and wellbeing, on their transitions and on what kinds of knowledge and skills professionals who work with young people in these settings need in the 21st Century.

Dr Rimi Khan, Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s School of Culture and Communication. Her current interests include youth mobilities, cultural policy and ethical fashion. In 2015 she published the book, Art in Community: The Provisional Citizen, with Palgrave MacMillan.