IN DEFENCE OF YOUTH WORK INVITED TO QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

Tony Taylor, Coordinator of the IDYW  Campaign has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the Queensland Youth Affairs conference to be held in Brisbane, August 20/21, 2014. This invitation is a tribute to the impact of our Campaign, to the efforts of our supporters, over the last five years. It illustrates that, whilst our perspective is derided as out-of-date by those infatuated in the UK with targets and outcomes, the opposite is true. Our desire to defend youth work as a distinctive practice resonates with workers, researchers and academics across the globe – in Europe, in the United States and, clearly, Australia.

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In the coming weeks we will post a number of the conference ‘call-outs’ being produced by the organisers at the Youth Affairs Network Queensland. These will be invaluable in illuminating our understanding of the Australian scene, in underlining that we face a common enemy, even if that foe appears in many different guises.

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