The Nest is an ambitious project to shape a better future for all young Australians (0-24 years) by building a national plan for coordinated action. The project is a practical response to evidence that Australia could be doing more to advance the wellbeing of children and young people.
The Nest will involve:
An evidence review to highlight what works to improve outcomes for children and youth, and clear measures so Australia can see how it is doing over time.
A national public consultation inviting Australians to get together and talk about their experiences, needs and aspirations.
The Nest will build a national action plan to show how Australians can work together to get the best outcome from our efforts as a nation. Public comment will be invited and a National Summit will be held in Melbourne on 23 November 2012 to agree on a comprehensive plan.
An overview of the timetable for The Nest is shown below: