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YMCA Youth Parliament, 1-4 July 2008

The 13th YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament was held at the Queensland Parliament during the first week of July 2008.

For every electorate in Queensland, one young person aged 15-25 years acted as a Youth Member representing their electorate.Youth Members debated the following bills during the two days of the Youth Parliament’s sittings:

  • The Health Bill;
  • Sustainability and Climate Change Bill;
  • Indigenous, Multicultural Affairs and Communities Bill;
  • Transport, Infrastructure and Planning Bill;
  • Education, Training and the Arts Bill;
  • State Development and Innovation Bill; and
  • The Justice and Attorney-General Bill.

The Speaker of the Queensland Parliament, Mr Mike Reynolds AM MP, officially welcomed the Youth Parliamentarians to the Parliament during the Opening Ceremony and presided over the first session of the Youth Parliament on Wednesday, 2 July. Other Members of the Queensland Parliament also acted as Speaker during the Youth Parliament’s sittings. For more information on YMCA Youth Parliaments visit the YMCA Youth Parliament website.

YMCA Youth Parliament