Chance to learn from leg­is­la­tors

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

DO you have an in­ter­est in pol­i­tics? Are you aged be­tween 15 and 25 years?

If this sounds like you, the YMCA Queensland Youth Par­lia­ment might be just the place for you.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for this year’s par­lia­ment, which serves as a bridge be­tween leg­is­la­tors and youth and gives par­tic­i­pants the chance to rub shoul­ders with Queensland’s leg­is­la­tors while serv­ing as an av­enue for per­sonal de­vel­op­ment in a wide range of fields.

Lock­yer MP Jim Mcdon­ald is keen to fa­cil­i­tate the pro­gram again this year.

“Queensland Youth Par­lia­ment is a unique op­por­tu­nity for a young com­mu­nity-minded per­son to rep­re­sent their elec­torate in front of like-minded in­di­vid­u­als from across the state,” Mr Mcdon­ald said.

Lock­yer has a his­tory of strong par­tic­i­pa­tion in Queensland’s Youth Par­lia­ment, in­clud­ing jour­nal­ist Char­lie Peel who rep­re­sented Lock­yer in 2004 and went on to be a joint win­ner of the Aus­tralian Young Jour­nal­ist of the Year Award 2017.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close Fe­bru­ary 22. Con­tact the Lock­yer Elec­torate Of­fice for de­tails.

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