Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington with 2024 Youth Member For Nanango Emma Lindholm (Photo: Nanango Electorate Office)

April 11, 2024

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has welcomed Kingaroy student Emma Lindholm to her new role as the 2024 Youth Member for Nanango and congratulated her on taking on this important challenge.

Mrs Frecklington caught up with Emma before she heads to Brisbane for the Queensland Youth Parliament launch weekend on April 12-14.

“Each year I am always impressed by our Nanango Electorate Youth Members and Emma is no exception,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“As a young person from regional Queensland, she understands the issues which matter to regional people and it is obvious she is very passionate about her community.

“She is very interested in the Parliamentary process and how to she can help influence real change. It was a pleasure to talk with her about the Youth Parliament process and the unique opportunity she will have this year as our region’s Youth Member.

“I know she is passionate about representing young people from our area and being the voice of youth in our electorate through the QYP process.

“She has been selected for the Health, Mental Health and Emergency Services, Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence and Seniors and Disability Services Committee and will now help write a Bill proposing a law reform on this topic.

“The Youth Parliament program will kick off on April 12 when the Youth Members will meet for the first time, participate in a special launch ceremony at Parliament House and start discussing ideas for their Bill.

“From there they will meet and liaise with their committee members and then they will come back together in late September for the official ‘Sitting Week’ at Parliament House in Brisbane to debate their Bills and deliver personal statements.

“The YMCA Youth Parliament brings together 93 young people aged 15-25 each year to teach them about the government decision-making process, while providing an excellent leadership opportunity for young people like Emma who may one day become Queensland’s future decision-makers.”

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