Commonwealth Youth Parliament Nominations Open

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has called on Hills youth to nominate for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Parliament.

Mr Elliott said the Commonwealth Youth Parliament is an opportunity for young people from Commonwealth nations to experience parliamentary democracy up close.

“The Commonwealth Youth Parliament provides a platform for young people to establish links with like-minded peers,” Mr Elliott said.

“The programme provides a comprehensive experience of the parliamentary process including debate on motions and bills.

“This is a truly unique and engaging event and NSW has been invited to nominate up to two young persons between the ages of 18 and 29 to participate.

The 2015 Youth Parliament will be hosted by the Northern Territory.

Nominees should be able to demonstrate an interest in Commonwealth and parliamentary affairs, potential leadership qualities and a commitment to the local community. Strong communication skills are also important.

Nominations do not constitute an invitation. Up to two nominees from NSW will be submitted to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), who will determine, in conjunction with the Australian Region Secretariat, the successful applicants.

The CPA Secretariat and the Northern Territory Branch will meet the costs associated with accommodation, meals and ground transport for participants between the programme dates of 1 and 5 November 2015. All other costs, including air travel, airport transfers and accommodation outside of the programme are the responsibility of the participant.

For a nomination form, click here.