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Applications Now Open for 2014 National Indigenous Youth Parliament

Posted: February 10th, 2014

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Applications are now open for the 2014 National Indigenous Youth Parliament

The National Indigenous Youth parliament brings together 50 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16-25 from across Australia to meet in Canberra, discuss ideas, learn from mentors and present a number of draft bills to the Government.

Six Western Australians, aged 16-25 will be chosen to participate. The program involves of a training day in April with the other WA delegates, and a week of debate and professional development in Canberra in May with the delegates from all of the States and Territories.

Participants will be chosen based on their community involvement, ideas, and interest in government and the parliamentary process.

The program is run by the Australian Electoral Commission’s Indigenous Electoral Participation Program This is a unique opportunity for young people to learn how the system works, present their ideas to the Government, and connect with other future Indigenous leaders.

More information or to apply click here

 

Parliamentary Conference for Indigenous Women

Posted: April 9th, 2013

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who want to engage with the political system are encouraged to take part in ‘Straight Talk’, an upcoming conference in Canberra focusing on relationship building between Indigenous women and parliamentarians.

The program is run by Oxfam Australia, who will select 60 Indigenous women aged 18 years and over to take part, from a variety of social backgrounds throughout Australia.

While participants do not need political experience, they should be be active in making change and learning new skills.

Straight Talk will be held from 16-21 June in Canberra, with travel, accommodation and meals provided. Applications close 22 April 2013.

For eligibility and application requirements, go to www.oxfam.org.au/explore/indigenous-australia/straight-talk/ and for more information or application assistance, contact Lisa Wojciechowski on (03) 9289 9236.

Have your say: National Indigenous Youth Parliament

Posted: March 2nd, 2012

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Photograph of Parliament House, Canberra

The National Indigenous Youth parliament brings together 48 young Indigenous people aged from across the nation to meet in Canberra, discuss ideas, learn from mentors and present a draft bill to the Government.

Six Indigenous Western Australians, aged 16-25 will be chosen to participate. The program consists of a week of training in April with the other WA delegates, and a week in Canberra in May with the delegates from all of the States and Territories.

Participants will be chosen based on their community involvement, ideas, and interest in government and the parliamentary process.

This is a unique opportunity for young people to learn how the system works, present their ideas to the Government, and connect with other future Indigenous leaders.

More information and applications are available from http://aec.gov.au/Voting/indigenous_vote/niyp.htm
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