Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, has invited local young people aged 12-25 years to apply to join the Victorian Coalition Government’s Youth Ministerial Advisory Committee – Involve.
Mr Crisp said the Involve Committee would give 19 young people the chance to have input into government decision-making by providing direct advice and feedback on issues affecting Victorian young people.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for young community minded people from the Mildura electorate to represent their fellow youth and become a voice for rural and regional youth issues and views,” said Mr Crisp.
The Involve Committee is made up of eight young people aged 12 to 17, eight aged 18 to 25, and one youth representative each from the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, the Centre for Multicultural Youth and the Koorie Youth Council.
Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith said the Coalition Government was committed to listening to the voices of young Victorians.
“It is important we listen to and provide opportunities for young Victorians to fully participate and get involved in their community and government decision-making.
“The Involve committee is part of the Coalition Government’s youth engagement strategy which includes the Engage! grants, Youth Parliament, Shape It! and National Youth Week.
“Involve also provides young Victorians with the opportunity to meet with community leaders and develop skills and networks through training,” Mr Smith said.
For more information about Involve and to download an application form go to www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/involve