Joy Burch announced two new members of the Youth Advisory Council today, who will join their fellow 12 and 25 years old brethren in doing all the things that a youth advisory council does.
“I congratulate Ms Adrianna Clarke and Ms Ashlea Arulanandam for their two-year appointment to the Council,” Ms Burch said.
Ms Clarke, 19, is a passionate young person committed to social change and Ms Arulanandam, 17, has a genuine interest in youth development.
“The Youth Advisory Council raises awareness of the aspirations, needs and concerns of young people within government and the community.
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“It gives young people the opportunities to take a leading role in participation and consultation activities on issues that affect their lives.”
This year the Youth Advisory Council has provided consultation on No Need to be Told, National Youth Week festival; Smells Like Centenary Spirit, MusicACT Centenary event and Coffee and Cake Consultation on the ACT Road safety Action Plan 2014-17.
Members of the ACT Youth Advisory Council have also volunteered at the Multicultural Festival, Canberra Times fun run, International Women’s Day, Mind the Gap radio and Human Rights Commission annual arts competition.