26 January, 2024
Youth parliamentarians wanted
Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, is encouraging young people from the Nanango Electorate to apply to become the Youth Member for Nanango at the upcoming 2024 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament.
Nominations are open for this year’s youth parliament, which starts with a launch weekend from April 12-14 at Parliament House in Brisbane.
“More than 90 young people aged 15 to 25 will be selected to discuss the issues facing our youth and develop legislation, which they will debate later in the year,” Mrs Frecklington said.
The State Member for Nanango said four Indigenous members would also be selected to participate.
“These types of opportunities are so important for our young people so we can encourage them to get involved and learn more about how they can initiate change to tackle issues and help improve our communities,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“All Youth Members are involved in meetings, mentoring, training and research to help produce Bills debated at Parliament House during the residential week in Brisbane from 22-28 September.”
Last year’s Nanango Youth Member, Hannah Woodard-White, said being the Youth Member for Nanango was a fantastic experience.
Applications close on February 9.
To apply, visit https://ymcaqueensland.org.au/services/queenslandyouth-parliament