15 year old Kavisha Shah in the 12 member youth advisory council

Minister Dominello with 2014 YAC members small

West Ryde student Kavisha Shah has been selected to be on the Youth Advisory Council announced today on March 2, 2014.

The YAC is a key consultative body, advising the NSW Youth Minister and the NSW Government on issues of concern to the state’s young people ”“ aged 12 to 25.

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello said that the 12 young people chosen to serve on the 2014 NSW Youth Advisory Council were representative of the state’s regional and cultural diversity.

This year over 130 nominations for YAC membership were received, with the names of young people from across regional and metropolitan areas being put forward.

Mr Dominello said, “This year’s YAC members bring together impressive records of community service and a wide range of life experiences ”“ as students, employees, volunteers and leaders among their peer.

“Adding to the diverse views of the new Council we have an Aboriginal youth worker who has walked Kokoda, a female Muslim leader who is studying international relations at university and a young Aboriginal woman who volunteers as an RFS firefighter and has organised fundraising campaigns for Oxfam.

“Our 12 YAC members have each demonstrated a desire to stand up for their things they believe in and to be actively engaged in their communities.

“They now have the opportunity to utilise their talents by working collaboratively to have their say on NSW Government policies and strategies which matter to young people.

“The NSW Government looks forward to learning from these 12 highly credentialed young people who will offer their unique insights and advice to assist us in the development of youth policies and programs during 2014,” he said.


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