WELCOME TO THE BRISBANE SOUTH YOUTH PARLIAMENT

 

Schools from the Brisbane South region are invited to nominate up to 10 Year 5 or Year 6 students to participate in the Brisbane South Youth Parliament, which will be held at Parliament House on Friday 28 October, 2022.

Schools in the following state electorates are eligible to nominate:

- Logan

- Macalister

- Waterford

- Woodridge

- Algester

- Toohey

- Stretton

- Springwood

 

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: Friday 28 October
Time: 9.00am Registration
9.30am Student Briefing
10.00am Official opening
2.00pm Close and photos
Location:
Queensland Parliament

Nominations via Eventbrite until 5pm on Monday 5 September, 2022.

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 video conference. Teachers are to attend one session at either :

  • 3.45 - 4:15 pm on Tuesday 13 September OR
  • 7:15 - 7:45 am on Wednesday 14 September

Teachers from schools participating in the Youth Parliament are required to log on to this 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 9.00 am to be ready for the start of the 9.30 am final briefing. 

Please note, the number of students able to participate is subject to change in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions.   

CONTACT

Rebecca Quinnell

Team Leader Education and Liaision

Email:  [email protected]  

Phone: 07 3553 6413