Youth Parliament

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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.


Cost
This opportunity is funded by Mildura Rural City Council and YMCA and is at no cost for successful applicants.

Dates
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
Applications now closed.


Mail to: 
Mildura Rural City Council
Youth Services
PO Box 105
Mildura VIC 3502

Deliver:
To any of our Services Centres, addressed to Mildura Rural City Council, Youth Services.

Email to: 
youthservices@mildura.vic.gov.au

For further information or assistance with the application, please contact the Youth Development Officer on (03) 5018 8100.