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Raising community awareness and understanding

One of the Queensland Parliament's corporate goals is, "To promote the institution of Parliament and raise community awareness and understanding of its important role and functions."

To support this goal, the Queensland Parliament coordinates parliamentary education activities and also develops initiatives to support the Parliament and its committees to engage with the community. Specific parliamentary education activities and services provided are:

  • Seminars, workshops, conferences, professional development and youth parliaments for educators, secondary school students, university students, public servants, Members and their staff, and other client groups (both community service and fee paying)
  • Educational outreach programs for regional Queenslanders
  • Educational and information resources for use in educational institutions and by the wider community
  • The Queensland Parliament Research Internship - an annual program where university students undertake a nominated research project under the supervision of a Member of Parliament or senior officer of the Parliamentary Service and
  • Ongoing evaluation, in partnership with Education Queensland, of current educational programs (including school tours) to ensure that they are appropriate for the target audience; based on relevant school curricula; and consistent with current best practice in teaching.