A youth forum will be held in Woy Woy on November 26.
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch announced the event in response to calls from the NSW Government for local youths to put their hands up to join the 2019 NSW Youth Advisory Council. “I will be excited to hear from the voices that often go unheard,” Ms Tesch said. “We should be hearing from the people our policies will affect,” she said. “We need talented young Australians to showcase their fresh ideas and fresh faces to influence changes in policy.
“The younger generation will be the ones who live the decisions that politicians make today, so it is so important they have their say about changes in society.” Meanwhile, Ms Tesch said she encouraged Peninsula youth to get involved in the advisory council. “The Council allows you to have your say and represent the voice of young people on the Peninsula to the highest levels of government,” Ms Tesch said.
“This offers you not only experience, but also the power to provoke a change in policy. “This opens a wide array of opportunities for our youth and puts a foot in the door for those who may one day like a career in politics, or just want to make the Peninsula an even better place to live.” Twelve Council members from across the state will be selected from diverse locations, backgrounds and life experiences. Ms Tesch said she would release more details about the November youth forum closer to the event.
SOURCE: Media release, 23 Aug 2018 Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford