Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Former Minister for Housing; Fisheries; Veterans Issues; Asian Engagement

    Minister issues challenge for creative young leader

    21/07/2017 4:35 PM
    • ​Nominations open for a young Western Australian to lead youth week events
    • More than 100 events to take place across WA during Youth Week

    Youth Minister Peter Tinley is leading the charge in calling for a creative and inspirational young Western Australian to head WA Youth Week (formerly National Youth Week) celebrations in 2018.


    Nominations are now open for the WA Youth Week Ambassador, an exciting opportunity for a young person looking to inspire others and strengthen their leadership skills at a State level.


    The successful applicant will chair the youth week planning committee and help guide the planning and delivery of the week's events across the State.


    The ambassador will work with the committee, Propel Youth Arts and the Department of Communities to promote, support and develop creative ideas to get more young people involved in WA Youth Week.


    The young person will also have the opportunity to assess WA Youth Week grant applications, attend events as required and travel to attend the regional launch of Youth Week celebrations.


    Eligible candidates must be aged between 18 and 25 years and be accessible and available for meetings and media activities relating to Youth Week in 2018.


    Applications are available at https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/CommunityInitiatives/Pages/WA-Youth-Week-2018.aspx and must be received by 5pm on Friday, August 18, 2017.


    Comments attributed to Youth Minister Peter Tinley:


    "Youth Week is a major event on the youth calendar which celebrates the contributions of young people to the community and also gives them a forum to express their ideas and raise issues of importance.


    "The McGowan Government is pleased to support the role of the youth ambassador who will play a lead role in this important week and help inform and influence Youth Week events.


    "We urge young, creative people who are ready to take the next step and keen to develop their organisational and leadership skills to step up and take advantage of this exciting opportunity."


    Minister's office - 6552 5300