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Motion: Youth Councils

Mehreen Faruqi 17 Sep 2019

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the New South Wales (NSW) Youth Council held their 'Unleash the Future' Conference from 13 to 15 September 2019 in Rooty Hill, and

(ii) young people from across NSW came together to workshop issues, including the need for emergency action on the climate crisis, the role of advocacy, gender and cultural diversity, mental health, youth and family violence, and the importance of having young voices at all levels of Australian government;

(b) congratulates the Blacktown Youth Advisory Committee on organising a successful conference; and

(c) recognises the role of youth councils in providing forums for young people to discuss issues, advise local councils and hold events organised for and by young people.

Question agreed to.


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