AEC MR - NIYP participants on their way to Canberra (22 May)
22-May-2017 2:37 PM
2017 Youth Parliamentarians Canberra bound
Fifty Indigenous youth parliamentarians for the National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP) 2017 will arrive in Canberra on Tuesday afternoon 23 May 2017.
There are six participants from each state and territory and two from the Torres Strait. To reach Canberra their combined travel will be over 82,000 kms, from Tully in tropical far north Queensland, the Torres Strait Islands off the northern tip of Australia, Milingimbi Island off Arnhem Land, the Tiwi Islands off Darwin, Tennant Creek, the Kimberley in the north-west, Albany in the south-west, Kalgoorlie in the goldfields, Encounter Bay on the south central coast of South Australia and Nubeena on the Tasman Peninsula and many points between.
The NIYP will be held over two days (27-28 May) in the former House of Representatives chamber at Old Parliament House Canberra, and will debate Bills on:
- Restorative Intervention for Indigenous Young Offenders
- Indigenous Youth Mental Health
- Improving Access to Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation Services in Rural and Remote Areas Bill
- Indigenous Human Rights and Race Discrimination
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