Young People Invited To Apply For Youth Parliament

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, is encouraging young people to apply for a position in the upcoming 2014 Queensland Youth Parliament. Mrs Frecklington said this year’s youth parliament would kick off with a forum from 4-6 April in Brisbane, including a formal launch at Parliament House.

“More than 90 young people aged 15 to 25 will be selected to discuss the issues facing our youth and develop legislation that they will debate later in the year,” Mrs Frecklington said. “These young parliamentarians are selected to represent the 89 Queensland electorates based on their enthusiasm, ability to represent their communities and interest and passion for issues affecting Queensland. Four Indigenous members will also be selected to participate.

Deb Frecklington with Rachel Murray Kingaroy YMCA Youth Parliament representative
Deb Frecklington with Rachel Murray Kingaroy YMCA Youth Parliament representative

“Last year Rachel attended and has told me she thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I also had the chance to meet her when she visited Parliament,” she said. “All Youth Members will be involved in committee meetings, mentoring, training and research to help produce the Bills to be debated at Parliament House during the residential week from 28 September to October 4.”

“Applications for the 2014 program close on 21 February 2014, so I would encourage anyone interested to get in quick,” she said. “Youth Parliament teaches young people about the government decision-making process, while providing an excellent leadership opportunity for those who may one day become our future decision makers,” Mrs Frecklington said.

Submitted by:
Belinda Pennell
Electorate Officer for
Deb Frecklington MP – Member for Nanango

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