2019 YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament08 February 2019
Young people aged 16 to 25 are encouraged to apply for the 2019 YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament to make their voices heard – and experience what it’s like to represent their peers in the Victorian Parliament.
The Victorian Government is investing $640,000 over the next four years to support the Youth Parliament and Press Gallery programs, and to create more opportunities for young people with disability to participate.
Youth Parliament has a long and successful history in Victoria, having helped shape more than 25 pieces of Victorian legislation including laws on mandatory bike helmets, roadside drug testing and gun reforms.
Young parliamentarians will attend an intensive training camp in May where they will develop teamwork, public speaking and leadership skills to equip them for their parliamentary experience.
Teams of young parliamentarians will then draft, debate and vote on Bills during a three-day sitting at the Victorian Parliament in July.
Bills passed by the Youth Parliament will be presented to Victorian Government ministers for consideration.
Applications are now open and close on Thursday 7 March 2019. For more information on how to apply, visit vicyouth.ymca.org.au