- Minister announces formation of inaugural Ministerial Youth Advisory Council
- Direct input from 16 young Western Australians will inform State Government policy
Youth Minister Peter Tinley today announced the appointment of Western Australia's inaugural Ministerial Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) - an inspirational group of 16 young people chosen for their talents and ability to represent the State's youth.
The MYAC is the first group of its type in WA and delivers on the Youth Minister's pledge to give youth a direct voice in informing government policy direction and outcomes.
The group's members, chosen from a field of 15 to 25 year olds across WA, are all volunteers appointed for a three-year term. MYAC includes the Youth Ambassador and the Deputy Youth Ambassador for Youth Week WA 2018.
David Castelanelli 19, of Dianella, the founder and managing director of Alpha Motivation, is Youth Ambassador while Philippa Bourke 24, of Fremantle, who works for the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, is Deputy Youth Ambassador.
MYAC's co-chairs are Perth Modern School student, Benjamin Caulfield 16, of Brentwood, and WA Aboriginal Health Council youth policy officer Hayley Thompson 18, of Highgate.
MYAC's other members are:
- Amanda King 24, Rivervale;
- Bella Ndayikeze 21, Koondoola;
- Lucian Mackie 21, Wembley Downs;
- Caitlin Lucas 16, West Busselton;
- Dean Crowley 16, Albany;
- Alexander Wallace 23, East Perth;
- Kai Schweizer 21, Kingsley;
- Charlotte Glance 20, West Perth;
- Steven Morganti 22, Henley Brook;
- Christian Harding 17, Dalkeith;
- Orlagh Latawski 17, Attadale; and
- Treasure Vailala 19, South Hedland
For more information, visit https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/
Comments attributed to Youth Minister Peter Tinley:
"It's great to give young Western Australians a more direct voice in State Government and I look forward to working with these young people who bring such a variety of experience, interests and cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to the table.
"I anticipate sharing their ideas and suggestions about developing and implementing better and more co-ordinated services and support for WA's youth with my fellow Parliamentarians."
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