WELCOME TO THE BRISBANE NORTH YOUTH PARLIAMENT

Schools from the Brisbane North region are invited to nominate up to 10 Year 5 or Year 6 students to participate in the Brisbane East Youth Parliament, which will be held at Parliament House on Wednesday 21 June 2023.

Schools in the following state electorates are eligible to nominate:

Aspley

- Bancroft

Everton

Ferny Grove

- Kurwongbah

Morayfield

Murrumba

Pine Rivers

- Sandgate

 

The Youth Parliament is an exciting opportunity for students to debate a motion on a youth issue or speak in an adjournment debate about any issue falling within the jurisdiction of the Queensland Parliament.

The Youth Parliament is hosted by the Queensland Parliament and will be chaired by the Speaker, the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, along with local Members of Parliament. 

Date:

Wednesday 21 June 2023

Time:

9.00am

Registration

9.30am

Student Briefing

10.00am

Official opening

2.00pm

Close and photos

Location:

Queensland Parliament

 

Nominations for Brisbane North Youth Parliament open at 8.00am on Tuesday 28 March 2023.

Click here to nominate via Eventbrite 

COMMON QUESTIONS:

How many students can schools nominate?
Schools are invited to nominate up to a maximum of 10 students from Year 5 and 6. The number of student participants allocated per school will depend on the number of schools that nominate for the Youth Parliament.

What is the commitment for teachers and students?

Teacher Briefing

An initial briefing session for teachers will be held via MS Teams video conference. Teachers are to attend any one of two briefing sessions, dates yet to be advised:

  • 3.30 - 4:00 pm on Tuesday 16 May 2023 OR
  • 7.30 - 8.00 am on Wednesday 17 May

Teachers from schools participating in the Youth Parliament are required to participate in a briefing to receive details of the program and other operational and administrative matters.

Preparation

  • Students will need to prepare a speech to present on the day.

Student Briefing

  • Teachers and students should arrive on the day of the Youth Parliament by 9.00am to be ready for the start of the 9.30am briefing. 

CONTACT

Maria Mead

Parliamentary Education Officer

Email:  parliamentary.education@parliament.qld.gov.au  

Phone: 07 3553 6415