Youth Forum: Right to Education

1 Nov 2022 from 9:30am - 2:30pm

Hands reaching towards 'Right to Education'

The Centre for Law and Social Justice is a proud member of the Human Rights for New South Wales Alliance. This Alliance brings together community and legal organisations to campaign for legislation to protect the rights of people in NSW, including the right of young people to education. Such legislation already exists in other Australian jurisdictions, and a national Charter of Rights campaign is also underway.

On 1 November, the Centre for Law and Social Justice will host a youth forum on the right to education for students from across Newcastle and the Hunter region. This forum will engage participants with two key questions:

1. What obstacles do young people face as they seek to exercise their right to education?

2. How can the right to education be better promoted and protected in future for all young people?

The Centre has also invited Tim Crakanthorp, State Member for Newcastle and NSW Shadow Minister for Tertiary Education to attend and speak to students at this event. Participants will also hear reflections on the value of education from university students of diverse experience and background.

In the final session, all participants will work together to develop a ‘Newcastle Statement on the Right to Education’. The Centre will publish this statement online and distribute copies to participants, their schools, education authorities and policy makers to convey the perspectives of young people on their right to education.

  • Room X-101, Nu Space, 409 Hunter Street Newcastle, 2300.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.