Nominate nowfor YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament 2020


Young Queenslanders who want to make their voices heard can apply to participate in the 2020 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament.

Now in its 24th year, the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament offers young Queenslanders aged 15 to 25 years the opportunity to represent their communities and learn first-hand about parliamentary processes.

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women Di Farmer said since 1996, YMCA Queensland had brought young people together to learn about our democracy, make new friends and have a say about important issues facing Queenslanders.

"This is a fantastic program which helps young people develop lifelong skills, while also having the potential to open them up to new employment pathways,” she said.

“Each year the program brings together 93 young people representing each electorate in the state to hold workshops and debate issues they feel strongly about.

“I strongly encourage people from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to nominate this year, because we need to hear from a diverse cross-section of our young Queenslanders.”

The program runs from April until September, and committees will collaborate both face-to-face and remotely to write their bills, and to design and implement community action plans.

Ms Farmer praised YMCA Queensland for continuing to successfully steer the landmark youth program.

“It is a testament to YMCA Brisbane’s commitment that the program continues to challenge young people and provide an opportunity for them to share their ideas of change with the government,” <he/she> said.

“Participants in Years 11 and 12 are also able to receive one point towards their Queensland Certificate of Education upon the completion of their term as Youth Members, as the program is accredited by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.”

The Queensland Government provides annual funding of approximately $65,000 to YMCA Queensland to run the program.

Nominations are now open and close Sunday 16 February 2020.

For more information about the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament, email or go to

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

Dianne (Di) Farmer MP ~ Queensland Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development :
GPO Box 806, Brisbane QLD 4001, Queensland Wide
07 3719 7330
Dianne (Di) Farmer MP ~ Queensland Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Supporting Queensland’s future interpreters 23 December 2020 | Queenslanders who rely on interpreters to access essential services will soon have greater assistance with the Palaszczuk Government providing $740,000 over three years to boost the number of Interpreters who are... More information...
Queensland celebrates success at national training awards 21 November 2020 | A Queensland small business and trainee have been named the best in the nation at last night’s Australian Training Awards. More information...
Extra Funding for Sexual Violence Support 05 October 2020 | Specialist sexual assault services will share in an extra $2.7 million in Commonwealth COVID-19 funding to meet additional demand during Queensland’s pandemic recovery. More information...
Domestic and family violence help in Hervey Bay 05 October 2020 | More than $850,000 is being invested in domestic and family violence support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Hervey Bay and Maryborough. More information...
Palaszczuk Government to get coercive control right 04 October 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government will tackle coercive control in a comprehensive response to a common but often hidden form of domestic and family violence. More information...
Prevention of domestic and family violence honoured 30 September 2020 | Domestic and family violence is everybody’s business and Queenslanders have had their say on the great work of individuals, businesses and corporations who have made it theirs. More information...
Child Protection Week Putting Children First 06 September 2020 | Queenslanders are being encouraged to make child safety their business during Child Protection Week from 6 to 12 September. More information...
More COVID-19 funding for children's and women's counselling 04 September 2020 | A surge in Queensland children and women seeking support for domestic and family violence (DFV) will see more than $4 million in new COVID-19 funding channelled into specialist counselling. More information...
Nominations now open for Queensland's first Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll 13 August 2020 | Nominations are now open for a new recognition program to honour Queenslanders who are walking the talk on domestic and family violence prevention. More information...
Qld Audit Office reports on Family Support and Child Protection System 04 August 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed an audit of the Family Support and Child Protection System and said implementation of several recommendations was already under way. 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