AYAC are excited to launch the new Australian Government Youth Steering Committee! The committee is a new opportunity for young people to work with the Minister for Youth and ensure that young people have a voice to government.
The Youth Steering Committee will support the development of a new youth engagement model and create new opportunities for young people to work with the government and contribute to policy. The committee will work closely with the Minister for Youth, the Hon Dr Anne Aly MP, and provide advice to the government on the experiences and policies that matter to young people. The Youth Steering Committee is supported by Australian Youth Affairs Coalition and the Australian Government Department of Education.
Members of the committee will attend training and have the opportunity to meet and network with young people, government officials, the Minister for Youth and Members of Parliament. The first meeting of the committee will be in Canberra between 20–24 November 2022. Travel, accommodation and meals will be paid by Australian Youth Affairs Coalition and the Australian Government Department of Education. Every member will also be paid an honorarium to recognise their contributions.
The Youth Steering Committee will include 15 young people between the age of 12 and 25. You don’t need any previous experience to apply. We’re looking for a diverse group of young people from right across the country.
Applications are open now and close on Wednesday 5 October.
Find out more and apply: https://www.ayac.org.au/steering-committee