Thursday, February 23, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Could You Be Our Next Youth Parliament Member?

The Whitsundays is currently looking for its next Youth Parliament Representative and despite the incredible opportunities it involves, there has been a shortage of applicants this year, something that could mean the role goes to someone living outside the area.

Member for Whitsunday Amanda Camm MP says that they have extended the nomination period and encourage local aspiring politicians and change-makers to step forward and make themselves known.

Youth Parliament allows individuals to be a voice for young people in their community and develop personal skills in leadership, public speaking and debating.

There is also a lot of fun to be had and it opens up networking opportunities.  

Throughout the year the representative will learn about the process of government and the running of Parliament.

They will then choose a portfolio they are passionate about and work in teams to create a bill to propose policy reform for Queensland, which they can then debate in the Youth Parliament.

During this time, they will have access to Amanda Camm as their mentor and can represent her at events.

“It is a terrific opportunity that will not only impact the Youth Member’s personal development but also have a real impact for Queensland,” said Ms Camm.

“The bills that are passed at Youth Parliament can end up being debated in the real Queensland Parliament to possibly be passed as new legislation.  

“Imagine seeing policy change in Queensland knowing it all started from a bill that you worked on at Youth Parliament!”

Nominations close at midnight tonight, Friday, February 24 and anyone interested is encouraged to apply.

Previous Whitsunday Youth Member, Sebastian Padget, with Member for Whitsunday Amanda Camm at Parliament house. Photo supplied

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