Opportunity for Aboriginal youth leaders to attend National Indigenous Youth Parliament
MOREE’S Indigenous youth aged between 16 and 25 have the opportunity to take part the third National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP) and learn how laws are made, get expert training in how government works, public speaking and dealing with the media.
The young parliamentarians will learn from the nation’s leaders, members of the parliamentary press gallery, Indigenous leaders and senior public servants.
Moree Mayor Katrina Humphries encourages Elders to inspire young people in the community to put forward an application.
“We have many Indigenous leaders in our community and this is a chance to promote active community leadership and a commitment to democratic processes in our young people,” Cr Humphries said.
The successful candidates will participate in a two-day simulated parliament in the House of Representatives chamber of Old Parliament House.
“It would be fantastic to have a Moree Plains representative amongst the 50 participants from across Australia, debating bills of national importance and deliver adjournment speeches on issues important to themselves and their communities,” Cr Humphries said.
The NIYP will be conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) in collaboration with the YMCA and the Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra in May.
The programme will be held from May 23-29 and applications close on March 3, 2017.
More information about the programme and details on how to apply can be found at www.aec.gov.au/indigenous/niyp/
Media Release: February 6, 2017