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welcome to
the smashed avocado

A place for young people to drive change.

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Who are we? 

We're the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia. 

We are an organisation that looks to make sure young people are given a fair go.

We start from the idea that young people are the experts in their own lives, meaning that the experiences, ideas, questions, concerns and opinions of young people are unique. We aim to make sure decision makers are connected to and aware of that expertise, to make sure that the decisions they make best reflect the needs of young people in SA.

The Smashed Avocado is an important part of what we do. It's a platform for young people to learn about the decisions that are being made about their lives, and for young people to talk about how those decisions affect them.

Whether it's info from us, news outlets, or from young people, this site is about giving you the information you need to learn about decisions and issues you're passionate about, and to help you drive change.

This site is for you.

Let's go!

Check out our latest stories

Young people are changing the game WHEN IT COMES TO DEMOCRACY

Young people care about issues. Young people find politics a 'turn off'. How will that impact elections moving forward, and what happens when young people use their political force to demand change during elections? Dive in and find out.

Why sentencing young offender as adults won't make us safer

Find out why it's time decision makers started listening to the evidence. 

It's time to stop blaming young people for the unemployment crisis

The find a solution, we need to understand the problem.