Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George has encouraged young people to consider applying for a position on the 2017 NSW Youth Advisory Council and get involved in Government decision making.

Council members are sought to represent the diversity of young people living in NSW in terms of locality and gender, Aboriginality, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Mr George said that the Youth Advisory Council is one of the most effective ways for young people to be involved in Government decision making.

“The Youth Advisory Council is a powerful way of ensuring the voice of young people in NSW is heard loud and clear,” Mr George said.

“Importantly, the insights provided by the Council helps inform the development of policies and programs that affect young people.”

“Members of the Council make an important and valuable contribution to the NSW Government’s work and the way we deliver services for young people in NSW,” Mr George said.

One of the key roles of the Youth Advisory Council is to provide advice to the Minister responsible for Youth and the Advocate for Children and Young People.

The 12 member Council meets regularly throughout the year to monitor and evaluate policies and legislations which affect young people.

Applications close at 5:00pm Friday 30 September 2016.

For more information and application forms please visit the Advocate for Children and Young People’s website www.acyp.nsw.gov.au or by call (02) 9248 0970.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.