The Queensland Youth Strategy was launched by Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP for Waterford, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, on Friday 5 May, at the Queensland Young Achievers Awards. The strategy will pave the way for addressing many of the significant challenges and opportunities facing young Queenslanders, and will set the standard for government’s engagement with young people.
More than 1,200 young people shared their views and ideas as part of the strategy. The Queensland Youth Strategy (PDF) will create opportunities for young people to participate in decision-making that will affect their lives now and in the future.
Ways to have your say
- Youth Reference Group
Establishing a Youth Reference Group will provide opportunities for young people and related opportunities for young people and related partners to influence government decision-making and to participate in developing responses to matters of importance to them.
- Our eHub
Young Queenslanders will be able to engage online with projects and actions under the strategy through a range of online tools including forums, surveys, ideas walls, polls, engagement events and social media feeds.
- Queensland Youth Charter
The charter will be developed with the Youth Reference Group and with input from other young people and our sector partners. The charter will include principles that will underpin all engagement by government agencies with young people.
- Queensland democracy in action: Youth Parliament
For more than two decades young Queenslanders have participated in education programs about Queensland’s parliamentary processes and worked with Members of Parliament to develop and debate youth Bills in mock parliamentary processes. Given young people’s interest in influencing government decision-making, and in learning about Queensland’s democratic parliamentary processes, the Minister for Youth is now encouraging all Ministers to consider the issues raised in the Bills introduced in the youth parliament.
To find out more go to the website