Calling on youth: Nominations open for 2020 NSW Youth Advisory Council

 Inverells Declan Drake, centre, with Inverell shire mayor Paul Harmon and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, in 2014.
Inverells Declan Drake, centre, with Inverell shire mayor Paul Harmon and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, in 2014.

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall encourages young people from across the electorate, aged between 12 and 24, and interested in youth affairs to nominate for a position on 2020 NSW Youth Advisory Council.

Mr Marshall, a past member of the Council, said applications are being taken now to fill the 12 positions to directly link young people and the NSW Government.

"The Youth Advisory Council has contributed to decisions affecting youth in NSW since 1999," Mr Marshall said.

"There have been members of the Council from the Northern Tablelands in the past, such as Declan Drake from Inverell, and I would be pleased to see young people from the region step forward and nominate.

"The Council fills an important role for the NSW Government, and meets regularly to discuss issues of importance to youth before reporting directly to the Minister for Multiculturalism."

Mr Marshall said past Councils had helped to change laws in NSW that affect young people.

"The former Youth Advisory Council helped learner drivers in NSW to cut their compulsory supervised driving hours by one-third, to 80 hours, if they enrol in a Safer Drivers Course and conduct 10 hours of professional driver training," he said.

"This is just one example of where young people have had a huge effect on the government.

"This is a terrific opportunity to be involved in the decision-making process at the grass roots level, and I encourage young people to consider getting involved."

Applications for the NSW Youth Advisory Council close on Sunday, March 1. For more information and to apply, visit www.acyp.nsw.gov.au

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