26 September 2023

A Canberran for the Caribbean

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The ACT Legislative Assembly is on the hunt for a young Canberran to represent the Territory at the 2022 Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) being held in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean.

Opening applications, the Assembly said CYP was an experiential opportunity for young leaders from across the Commonwealth to participate in an international mock parliament to discuss and tackle global challenges.

“As part of the event, you will participate in a realistic operation of a parliament, with formal procedures, caucuses, and debates all under the guidance of experience parliamentary officials from across the Commonwealth,” the Assembly said.

It said it was seeking one young Canberran, between 18 and 29 years old, to be the ACT’s nominee to attend the 2022 CYP from 20-24 November.

The Assembly said it wanted to hear from young Canberrans interested in how democracies could respond to the world’s great challenges.

“The successful applicant will only be the ACT’s nominee to fill one of six spots available to Australians at CYP,” it said.

However, the Assembly said this did not guarantee the applicant would get to attend the conference as a further external selection process would then select which Australian nominees would attend.

“We cannot guarantee you will be selected,” it said.

“If selected, your flights, accommodation, and conference meals will be covered.”

Further information on the CYP2022 opportunity can be accessed at this PS News link.

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