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DEVELOPMENT OF THE QUEENSLAND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER YOUTH COUNCIL
The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) are in the process of establishing a Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Council.
The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Council will provide voice and representation on matters affecting youth; and further encourage emerging leadership, mentoring and capacity building for strong, enabled and confident Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Queensland.
Youth Councils are necessary to provide a safe and secure platform for youth to speak up and provide commentary on the issues that are affecting them.
Furthermore, youth are able to determine the pace with which issues are dealt with by seeking resolutions and support from people their ages; and further allowing representative bodies (such as QATSICPP) the ability to hear youth voices, and incorporate them in to its daily functions, strategic direction and policy influencing.
The Youth Council will work towards designing and developing a Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Strategic Framework. This will be used as a tool for QATSICPP, other NGOs and Governments’ to commit to Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth achieving goals that are important to them, and that are meaningful and have long-lasting impact.
We are very excited about the establishment of a Youth Council and look forward to sharing more information with you in the coming months.
For more information, please contact QATSICPP on 07 3102 4119.