Twelve young people from across NSW have been appointed to the 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council following an extensive process that saw 900 people aged between 12 and 24 apply for the positions.
The 12-member Council reflects the diversity of experiences of young people across the State and will be in a unique position to advise the NSW Government on issues and policies concerning young people.
Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Disability the Hon. Ray Williams MP welcomed the new members of the Council and highlighted that Council members are an important link between children and young people and the NSW Government.
"The new members of the NSW Youth Advisory Council are extraordinary individuals who are keen to make a difference and I congratulate them on their appointment," Minister Williams said.
"It’s exciting to see so many young people committed to assist the NSW Government in improving the lives of children and young people across NSW."
This Council represents a generation of children and young people who are outward focused.
There are lots of young people doing it tough. Having heard from so many young people, it is clear that this is a generation who are concerned about others.
The 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council bring diverse experiences to the table ensuring a wide range of young people’s voices are heard when it comes to policy making in NSW. It is fantastic to see the NSW Government taking the views of children and young people seriously – and so many young people wanting to have a say.