Applications For 2015 Youth Parliament Open

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for Youth David Elliott has encouraged local youth with a strong commitment to our community to apply to participate in the 2015 NSW YMCA Youth Parliament.

“The NSW Youth Parliament aims to promote youth-led advocacy, active community leadership and legal and parliamentary education,” Mr Elliott said.

“The successful applicant will participate in a series of activities in the lead up to the Youth Parliament, including community engagement; sit down discussions with their local MP and their staff, and a series of training camps where they will develop their legislative agendas.

“The Youth Parliament is an outstanding opportunity for young people to engage with their community, their peers and to develop a stronger understanding of the Parliamentary process.”

Students interested should be:

* 15-18 years of age as of April 2015

* able to undertake a three day training camp in April, a week-long residential
camp in the July school holidays, and

* ongoing work regarding their Youth Parliament activities

Students from the Baulkham Hills electorate are invited to submit a 1000 word essay on The Importance of the Westminster System. Successful applicants will be invited
to an interview with Mr Elliott.

Essays can be submitted to 1/25-33 Old Northern Road, Baulkham Hills, or via e-mail to baulkhamhills@parliament.nsw.gov.au.

Closing date for submission of applications 5.00pm, Friday 14 November 2014.