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NATIONAL INDIGENOUS YOUTH PARLIAMENT SOON TO SIT

A week-long programme that will involve advocacy, leadership and participation in the democratic process is being offered to young Indigenous Australians.

The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams says 50 young Indigenous people will be selected to take part in the National Indigenous Youth Parliament in May this year in Canberra, where all aspects of the democratic process will be explored.

Senator Williams said highlights will include a two-day simulated parliament in the House of Representatives chamber and discussions with Ministers, Shadow Ministers, Indigenous leaders and senior public servants on leadership and contemporary youth issues.

He said 50 candidates aged between 16 and 25 will be selected comprising six from each state and territory and two from the Torres Strait.

Applications close on the 3rd of March and further details are at www.aec.gov.au/Indigenous/niyp

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