Posted: February 10th, 2014
Applications are now open for the 2014 National Indigenous Youth Parliament
The National Indigenous Youth parliament brings together 50 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16-25 from across Australia to meet in Canberra, discuss ideas, learn from mentors and present a number of draft bills to the Government.
Six Western Australians, aged 16-25 will be chosen to participate. The program involves of a training day in April with the other WA delegates, and a week of debate and professional development in Canberra in May with the delegates from all of the States and Territories.
Participants will be chosen based on their community involvement, ideas, and interest in government and the parliamentary process.
The program is run by the Australian Electoral Commission’s Indigenous Electoral Participation Program This is a unique opportunity for young people to learn how the system works, present their ideas to the Government, and connect with other future Indigenous leaders.