YMCA Youth Parliament Program
Mildura Rural City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from young people aged between 16 and 25 years of age, to be a part of the 2017 YMCA Youth Parliament Program Mildura Team.
YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament is a program designed to give young Victorians a chance to be heard at the highest levels of State Government, on a wide range of issues relevant to young people's lives.
A team of six participants will receive training in public speaking and leadership at residential camps, as they research issues that they’re passionate about. From research they will develop a Bill, which they will then debate in Victorian Parliament over three days in July.
The program provides a great personal and professional development opportunity, and the bills which are handed to the relevant Ministers, provides the government with insight into what issues are important to young Victorians.
Over twenty-five pieces of State Legislation have originated in the Youth Parliament. Some examples of this include Roadside Drug Testing for Drivers, Mandatory Wearing of a Bicycle Helmet and Removal of Glass from Identified High-Risk Entertainment Venues.
A team of 6 participants will be selected from the Expression of Interest applications. Expression of Interest must be received by Mildura Rural City Council by 5pm on Thursday 30 March 2017.
This opportunity is funded by Mildura Rural City Council and YMCA and is at no cost for successful applicants.
Training Weekend – Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May 2017
2017 Youth Parliament Sunday 2 May to Friday 7 July 2017
(Residential Camp - Lake Dewar Lodge YMCA, Myrniong and Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne Monday 3 July, Tuesday 4 July and Thursday 6 July 2017)
Expressions of Interest
Further information can be found on the Expressions of Interest form.
Completed Expressions of Interest must be submitted by no later than 5pm, Thursday 30 March 2017.
Mildura Rural City Council
PO Box 105
Mildura VIC 3502
To any of our Services Centres, addressed to Mildura Rural City Council, Youth Services.
For further information or assistance with the application, please contact the Youth Development Officer on (03) 5018 8100.