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Youth Politics Camp at Beechworth

Posted June 26, 2018


Cathy spoke in parliament today about the upcoming Youth Politics Camp at Beechworth - a wonderful way for young people in Indi to engage with politics.

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Colleagues, as you know, participation in politics is in the blood of my electorate of Indi. Next week, young people from right across north-east Victoria will come together for the annual Indi Youth Politics Camp, where young people will talk about what works, what doesn't work and how they can value-add to our community. Previous participants are Ashlee Fitzpatrick, who is now a councillor with the rural city of Wangaratta at 19 years old, and Jacqui Hawkins, who is standing for the state seat of Benambra in the next election—all power to them! The youth camp is sponsored by the Victorian government and youth coordinators from my local government areas of Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield, Strathbogie, Wangaratta and Wodonga. It is a terrific effort, youth workers.

Congratulations to all the organisers, to those attending and to local government, who make it possible. My call out is to the young people of Indi: get involved, have your say, actively engage, be courageous, use your member of parliament and come to parliament to visit this place, but, the most important thing you can do—and I hope you learn it on this camp—is to have the courage to stand up and be the change you want to see. There's no better time than now for leadership. There's no more important time for young people to have their say—to help make our electorate of Indi the most wonderful place it can be because young people stand up, have their say and get engaged in politics.

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