We have strong voice, says Youth Parliament member
SAFETY Bay resident Naomi Hart (16) learnt about the political process with YMCA WA’s Youth Parliament program.
The program provides young people with opportunities to develop their leadership skills and learn about politics in a forum like no other.
“Youth Parliament was suggested to me by my ATAR Politics and Law teacher, so I decided to apply to play an active role in the process that shapes Australia,” Naomi said.
The program took place at Point Walter Recreation Centre and Parliament House.
Naomi said the biggest challenge for young people in WA was that the wrong www.communitypix.com.au d471315 people were currently being heard.
“Our generation is stereotyped as being lazy and a whole bunch of other negative things but it’s just because those people are given the most attention,” she said.
“As a collective group I feel that the young people of WA have a strong voice and are passionate about the rights of Australians and the future that they want to create for our State.”
YMCA WA chief executive Ross Kyrwood said Youth Parliament embodied YMCA’s belief in the power of inspired young people.
“This experience will allow young people to voice their opinions on issues that are important to them,” he said.
Naomi Hart believes young people are passionate about the rights of Australians.