Bright young minds urged to have a say in Parliament

Want to have a say in how your state is run? Member for Buderim Steve Dickson is calling on anyone aged 15 to 25 passionate about seeking change in Queensland to apply for the 2012 Youth Parliament.
“The Queensland Youth Parliament is a fantastic opportunity for young people to voice their opinions and influence government decision-making,” said Mr Dickson.
“Last year I enjoyed supporting and working with Mountain State High School student
Nelson Savanh who worked on proposed legislation for the Queensland Sustainable Planning Youth Act 2011.
I know from visiting the local schools that there are so many bright young people in my electorate and on the Sunshine Coast” said Mr Dickson. “They are enthusiastic, intelligent and have a fresh approach to issues.”
Mr Dickson has previously assisted Youth Parliamentarians and found the experience extremely rewarding.
“You don’t have to be part of any political party or have studied politics at all to be nominated to attend.
It’s also a Queensland Authority accredited education program, which means that students can receive one point towards their Queensland Certificate of Education by being involved.”
Nominations close on 24 February 2012. For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.ymcaqyp.org