National Indigenous Youth Parliament

Date and Time: 
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:30pm
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Tasmania, Canberra

Applications close on the 10th March.

Are you a young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person aged 16 to 25?
Interested in learning about parliament and how laws are made?
Passionate about issues that affect you, your community and your country?
Willing to stand up
and be heard?
The National Indigenous Youth Parliament is for you!

A fantastic opportunity for Aboriginal youth in Tasmania to participate in a national event and gain new skills and friends into the bargain. Indigenous Australians aged between 16 and 25 with an interest in government and parliament.

The National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP) is an exciting program run by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) in collaboration with the YMCA and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.
NIYP is an opportunity for 50 young Indigenous Australians to learn about Australia’s democracy and to have a say in Australia’s future.
NIYP runs from 28 May to 3 June 2014 in Canberra. Participants will attend a training day in their state or territory in April 2014.

What’s in it for me?
A 7-day residential program in Canberra, including meals, accommodation and travel.
New friends and networks.ƒƒ
An opportunity to meet members of Parliament.ƒƒ
A chance to debate issues and laws in the chambers of Old Parliament House.ƒƒ
Support and guidance from a mentor.ƒƒ
Activities to challenge and inspire!

How do I apply?
Download an application pack from or contact the
AEC office in your state or territory and we’ll
send one to you.