Moyne Youth Parliament

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Youth Parliament at a Glance

The Victorian Youth Parliament supports young people to speak up and be heard about issues they are passionate about. In a team of six, Youth Parliamentarians will be supported in writing a Bill addressing a state-based issue that they would like to see changed or added into Victorian legislation. Bills will be introduced into Youth Parliament, debated and voted upon during the sitting week held in the chambers of Parliament House, Victoria. Bills are passed by the Youth Parliament and given the assent of the Youth Governor, before being passed onto the State Government for consideration.

In addition to debates, Youth Parliamentarians will participate in a range of personal and professional development sessions during residential camps. Residential camps will also provide Youth Parliamentarians space to engage in the community of changemakers coming together from across the state to participate in the program.

All program costs including accommodation and transport to the residential camp and youth parliament week will be covered by Moyne Shire Council as part of Engage!

Commitment Required

• Available to attend a minimum of four x 1 hour workshops (via zoom) to develop the Bill
• Some individual prep work at home
• Able to attend a weekend residential camp
• Able to attend Parliament (5 days in the school holidays)

Key Dates
What: Compulsory Youth Parliament Training Weekend, Residential Camp
When: 2023 Dates TBC 
Where: Lake Dewar Lodge YMCA, Myrniong
What: Week of Youth Parliament (2023 Sitting DaysTBC)
Where: Parliament House, Melbourne

Expressions of Interest
Expressions of Interest are now closed and will open for our 2023 intake in September/October.

If you have any questions please contact Bec Elmes at becelmes@moyne.vic.gov.au