SEEKING THE PERSPECTIVE OF YOUTH: NOMINATIONS URGED FOR NSW COUNCIL

Monday, 25 September 2017

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is encouraging young people from across the electorate aged between 12 and 24 with an interest in youth affairs to consider nominating for a position on 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council.

Mr Marshall, who was a past member of the Council, said applications were being taken until this Saturday to fill the 12 positions on the council which provided a direct link between young people and the NSW Government.

“The Youth Advisory Council has been established and contributing to decisions affecting youth in NSW since 1999,” he said.

“There have been members of the Council from the Northern Tablelands in the past, such as Declan Drake from Inverell, and I would be pleased to see young people from the region step forward and nominate.

“The Council fills an important role for the NSW Government and meets regularly to discuss issues of importance to youth before reporting directly to the Minister for Multiculturalism.”

Mr Marshall said past Council’s had played a significant role in changing laws in NSW that affect young people.

“The former Youth Advisory Council helped learner drivers in NSW to cut their compulsory supervised driving hours by one-third, to 80 hours, if they enroll in a Safer Drivers Course and conduct 10 hours of professional driver training,” he said.

“This is just one example of where young people have had a huge impact on the government.

“This is a terrific opportunity to be involved in the decision-making process at the grass roots level and I encourage young people to consider getting involved.”

For more information and to apply, visit www.acyp.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 9248 0970.

The closing date for applications is this Saturday, 30 September 2016, at 11.59pm.

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