The Junior Indigenous Youth Parliament will be held in Cairns on 12 May 2023 at the Cairns Convention Centre, as part of the Far North Queensland Regional Sitting of Queensland Parliament.

The Junior Indigenous 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 Junior Indigenous 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 12 May 2023
Time: 9.00am Registration
9.30am Student Briefing
10.00am Official opening
2.00pm Close and photos

Location: Cairns Convention Centre.

Nominations closed on Friday 3 March 2023.


Marjorie Elworthy
First Peoples Liaison Officer | Queensland Parliament
(07) 3553 6412



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