Member for Bathurst Paul Toole is encouraging young people living in the Bathurst Electorate looking to make a difference in their community to apply to be a part of next year’s Regional Youth Taskforce, a Ministerial advisory group with a strong voice into government.
Mr Toole said the Taskforce provides young people aged between 12 and 24 with a unique opportunity to meet with government and inform decision making that will have flow-on benefits for the community.
“Being on the Taskforce is all about representing friends, classmates and family to champion local causes and play a part in making decisions that will help drive change in our region,” he said.
“Now is the perfect time to throw your hat in the ring and be a part of making life better for young people in your community.
“It’s easy to apply, simply fill out the form and create a short video on your phone or write a short piece telling us about who you are and what the most important issues impacting you and your peers are.”
Mr Toole said the Taskforce will comprise 18 members, with two members representing each of NSW’s nine regions, and will meet four times throughout the year either online or in person.
“We know the issues faced by young people are different all over the State, which is why we want a diverse membership that represents every corner of the bush,” Mr Toole said.
“Lachlan Hicks from Bathurst was a member of the 2021 Taskforce and met to discuss a range of issues, including consulting with the Department of Education on how to develop a digital Student Learner Profile which will be a game changing tool to keep a verified record of students’ skills and achievements in the one place.”
Travel costs and accommodation will be covered for Regional Youth Taskforce members travelling across NSW for meetings.
Applications are now open, closing on Friday 19 November 2021 at www.nsw.gov.au/regional-nsw/regional-youth-taskforce/regional-youth-taskforce-recruitment-2022.