Monday, June 24, 2024

Nominations open for WA Ministerial Youth Advisory Council

WA Minister for Youth, Simone McGurk, is inviting the nominations of young Western Australians aged 15 to 25 years old to join the Ministerial Youth Advisory Council (MYAC).

“If you’re passionate about speaking up on issues that are important to you and your community, you should consider applying for a position in my Youth Advisory Council,” said Minister McGurk.

“I’m keen to hear from a wide range of young people with different strengths, interests, and life experiences. This will help me to gain an even better understanding of what matters most to the young people of Western Australia.

“Advisory Council members will have the opportunity to develop confidence, social connections, and leadership skills, whilst playing a key role in providing advice to Government.”

The Minister said MYAC is a consultative advisory body made up of 12 young Western Australians who are passionate about using their voice to speak up on issues that are important to young people.

WA Minister for Youth, Simone McGurk.

Members will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and be able to provide advice on a range of Government initiatives, which aim to improve outcomes for young people in Western Australia.

The structure of MYAC is reflective of WA’s diverse population and members will represent their peers based on their own experiences and unique perspectives as a young person.

Council members are remunerated in recognition of the important principle of valuing young people’s contributions.

The Ministerial Youth Advisory Council was established in 2017 and is comprised of up to 12 young Western Australians, aged 15 to 25 years, who draw upon their relevant knowledge, experience and skills.

Membership of the MYAC is for an initial two-year term, with a possible one-year extension. Successful candidates will join a merit pool and will be appointed to the Council when a position becomes available.

Nominations close on Thursday 12 October at 10PM.

For more information, visit: Ministerial Youth Advisory Council (www.wa.gov.au).

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