Media release - 16 November 2023
crucial part that involves listening to young people who are advocating for their generation," Minister Jackson said.
“We know that listening to people with lived experiences and amplifying their voices is the best way to lead enduring change.
“The diverse members of the Youth Advisory Council will provide valuable advice to the NSW Government on matters that directly impact young people, while also sharing their inspiring vision for the future.”
The NSW Advocate for Children and Young People, Ms Zoë Robinson said even in challenging circumstances, young individuals in NSW remain committed to assisting their peers and contributing to their communities.
“We know that young people want to have a say in the policies, legislation and services that impact their lives, this is one of the ways that government facilitate that voice. Members of the YAC have an authentic opportunity to change NSW for the better, not just for themselves but for everyone,” Ms Robinson said.
Following an extensive recruitment process that saw 717 young people aged 12 to 24 apply, the new Youth Advisory Council held its first meeting over two days in October.
Throughout their one-year term, the Youth Advisory Council will be supported by the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People, Ms Zoë Robinson.
“Empowering young people to be part of change benefits all of us. I am excited to work with the 2024 YAC and support them in their work throughout their term,” Ms Robinson said.
More information about the Youth Advisory Council is available online.
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