Chance for more young Queenslanders to have their say

Published:

Young people from across Queensland who are interested in being a voice for youth and shaping Queensland’s future can apply now to be a member of the Queensland Youth Engagement Panel (QYEP).

Minister for Youth Di Farmer said applications were now open for Queenslanders aged 16 to 25 years to fill three positions on the QYEP, which was set up in February last year as a way to actively involve young people in government and policy development.

“Since we established the Queensland Youth Engagement Panel a year ago, panel members have brought a wealth of experience and perspectives to the table, helping to shape and develop initiatives like Queensland Youth Week, health campaigns for young people, our cyberbullying initiatives and our Youth Engagement Charter,” she said.

“This is a great opportunity for any young person who want to play an active role in shaping government policies and initiatives, together with a fantastic group of young people who are already on the panel.

“If we want to truly represent Queenslanders, we have to make sure we create opportunities for young people to actively contribute to shaping future laws and policies.

“QYEP panel members are appointed for two years, but these vacancies have come up ahead of schedule because some of our panel members have taken up exciting new opportunities interstate and overseas.

“I want to thank outgoing members Dominic, Jayden and Tasman for all their work on the panel over the past year, and wish them every success.”

QYEP is delivered by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women as a key action of the Queensland Youth Strategy.

Other youth initiatives being delivered include:

  • Queensland Youth Strategy
  • Queensland Youth Indigenous Leadership Program
  • YMCA Youth Parliament
  • Queensland Youth e-Hub

There are three vacancies available on the 11-strong panel which was established in 2019. Applications are now open and will close on Thursday 12 March 2020.

The panel meets 3 times a year face-to-face in Brisbane. Travel and accommodation costs to attend the meeting for young people outside of Brisbane will be covered.

For more information on the QYEP visit www.qld.gov.au/youth-engagement-panel

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Di Farmer

 
Community Political Queensland Government Teenagers & Young Adults
Social:   

Dianne (Di) Farmer MP ~ Queensland Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence :
GPO Box 806, Brisbane QLD 4001, Queensland Wide
07 3719 7330
Dianne (Di) Farmer MP ~ Queensland Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
New grants launched to combat cyberbullying 23 March 2020 | An expanded grants program for young Queenslanders and community organisations designed to stop cyberbullying in its tracks has launched today (23 March 2020). More information...
Grants to bring domestic violence into spotlight 16 March 2020 | Thirty-one organisations across Queensland will highlight the scourge of domestic and family violence with their share of $150,000 in grants as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May. More information...
New grants tackle impact of domestic violence on multicultural communities 11 March 2020 | Organisations from across Queensland are being encouraged to apply for their share of $50,000 in grants for projects to raise awareness and provide better support for victims of domestic and family violence in... More information...
‘Boys to men’ pledge to equality and respect 06 March 2020 | “On the verge of young adulthood, you can do that simply and effectively, through your own behaviours,” Ms Farmer said. More information...
New Triple P to tackle cyberbullying 04 March 2020 | Queensland parents, carers and school students will soon have access to more information and advice on how to deal with cyberbullying. More information...
Applications for young Indigenous leadership program open 02 March 2020 | Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from across Queensland are being urged to put their hand up for this year’s Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (QIYLP). More information...
Celebrating World NGO Day 27 February 2020 | Non-government organisations (NGOs) across Queensland are being feted today (27 Feb) on World NGO Day for their work protecting some of the youngest and most vulnerable Queenslanders. More information...
No place for bias in Federal inquiry 24 February 2020 | Queensland’s Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence has called on the Prime Minister to dismiss Senator Pauline Hanson as Deputy Chair of a Federal inquiry into family law. More information...
Chance for more young Queenslanders to have their say 12 February 2020 | Young people from across Queensland who are interested in being a voice for youth and shaping Queensland’s future can apply now to be a member of the Queensland Youth Engagement Panel (QYEP). More information...
Nominate nowfor YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament 2020 11 February 2020 | Young Queenslanders who want to make their voices heard can apply to participate in the 2020 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service