As the State Labor Member for the Eastern Metropolitan Region, I am committed to ensuring that the voices of young people are heard in my region. If you’d like to have more of a say about what matters to you, I’d like to hear from you!
Eastern Metro Youth Council
I am establishing an Eastern Metro Youth Council, which after opening and closing of nominations should commence its work in 2021.
I am seeking expressions of interest from people 25 and under who live in my Region to form the Youth Council. The Youth Council will help gather information, ideas and feedback from people like you, to help me better represent your views in Parliament. This will allow local young people aged twenty-five and under to have their say and help shape polices that will benefit younger people in the region.
Nominations are open right now, and will close on Friday 27 November 2020. To nominate visit: https://SonjaTerpstraMP.com.au/youth/
Successful candidates will be announced and contacted on the week of the 30 November 2020.
Eastern Metro Youth Survey
I am also conducting a youth survey to encourage young people in the Eastern Metropolitan Region to let me know what ideas they have, and what issues are impacting younger people in the region. To complete the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GDCZFS6
Victorian Youth Strategy
The Hon. Ros Spence MP, Minister for Youth has also launched a public consultation process to inform development of a new Victorian Government youth strategy.
There are many opportunities for you to contribute feedback and ideas to help inform the direction and focus of the strategy. Public consultation will be open until Monday 14 December 2020.
The Victorian Government and I welcome your contribution to the strategy. To make a contribution you can:
- complete an online survey by clicking here: https://engage.vic.gov.au/victorian-youth-strategy/survey-i-am-young-person?
- make a written submission to [email protected]
- tell us what you would do if you were Premier for a day by visiting the engage website and making your contribution in the relevant field https://engage.vic.gov.au/victorian-youth-strategy
- Help us build the ultimate HERO team, ready to solve issues and make Victoria the best place for young people
- participate in a youth or community forum to be hosted online.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.