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Eric Deeral Indigenous Youth Parliament - Thursday, 29 June 2017

Eric Deeral IYP 2017


This Youth Parliament for Indigenous people aged 18-25 was delivered by the Queensland Parliament on 29 June 2017 as a component of the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program which is run by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.


About Queensland’s Indigenous Youth Parliament

The Queensland Parliament first hosted the Indigenous Youth Parliament in 2009 and is the only Australian state Parliament to support an annual event of this type.


Since 2009 over 300 young Indigenous people from across Queensland have participated in the Indigenous Youth Parliament programs. 
Previous participants have gone on to leadership roles in their communities, completed university degrees, entered trades and even stood as a candidate at local government elections.


In 2012, the Indigenous Youth Parliament was renamed the Eric Deeral Indigenous Youth Parliament in honour of Mr Eric Deeral, Queensland’s and Australia’s first Indigenous state Member of Parliament. Mr Deeral was a leader for his people throughout his life and served as a role model for all Indigenous youth.


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