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Opportunity For Young Would-Be MPs

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Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington with 2018 Youth Parliament Member for Nanango Belinda Spencer (Nanango SHS) and South Burnett Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff … after her experience at Youth Parliament, Belinda was also invited to speak at the QRRRWN Conference held in Kingaroy

January 25, 2019

Aspiring young political leaders are being invited to nominate to represent the Nanango Electorate in the 2019 YMCA Youth Parliament.

The Youth Parliament is an opportunity for young people aged 15-25 to put their hands up and make their voices heard.

“This program is a fantastic opportunity for our young Queenslanders to learn leadership skills and speak about the issues they really care about,” Youth Minister Di Farmer said.

The Youth Parliament program has been running for 24 years, connecting young people with their peers, community and MPs, creating important networks for their later life.

“The experience can provide participants with opportunities to build important life skills like public-speaking, decision-making, and teamwork,” Ms Farmer said.

“Youth Parliament offers our best and brightest young minds the chance to speak passionately on the subjects that inspire them.”

Students in Year 11 and 12 can receive one point toward their Queensland Certificate of Education for completing the program.

The program runs from April until October.

Nominations open on Monday (January 28) and close on Friday, February 22.


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