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 2018 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.

Please read the YMCA Youth Parliament Program Information for more details.  Expressions of Interest must be submitted no later than 5pm, Friday 2 March 2018. For more information call our Youth Services Team on (03) 5018 8100.