Today I accepted on behalf of the Tasmanian Government the Youth Bills passed by students taking part in the 32nd Tasmanian Youth Parliament in Hobart this week.
Forty-eight students from 22 schools took part in the week-long Youth Parliament 2019, where they were involved in debating and passing a number of Youth Bills, including the Connecting Tasmania Bill (public infrastructure), School Support Services Bill (education) and the Roadkill Reduction Bill (wildlife protection).
The Hodgman Liberal Government supported the 2019 Youth Parliament program with a $13,750 grant through YMCA Hobart.
Students have been thoroughly impressive with their ability to articulately express their opinions on a range of complex issues, as well as the way in which they have grasped our parliamentary system and its procedures.
The Tasmanian Parliament provides considerable assistance with liaison staff, catering and the venue.
I commend the students, the Youth Parliament Taskforce, the YMCA and Tasmanian Parliament staff for their efforts in ensuring Youth Parliament 2019 was a success and surpassed all students’ expectations.