The Australia Council Youth Panel, 2001

Established in October 1999, the Australia Council Youth Panel was let loose within the Australia Council to 'articulate the needs of young people, to advocate for them, and to improve access for young people by bringing their informed ideas to Council'. (Youth and the Arts Framework, ' 1999).

The  Panel  attempted to raise a range of issues and offer suggestions to increase awareness about young people's participation in the arts, and embed long-term change within the Council.

As the Youth Panel entered its last days, Lowdown asked Panel members Lana Gishkariany and Karen Bryant to reflect on the achievements of the Panel and the challenges ahead, and also published responses to the article from Ruth Osborne (ACT), Ryk Goddard (Tas), Tony Le Nguyen (Vic) and Jane Neville (WA).

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