Great work, Youth and Prize participants

Member statement

October 14, 2021

Ms MAXWELL (Northern Victoria) (16:37):

This year’s Youth Parliament sitting week brought together bright young minds from across the state to debate key issues as a culmination of the Youth Parliament program run by the YMCA Youth Services.

This program educates youth on how our Parliament operates and encourages their participation. Congratulations to everyone who joined in the sitting day program, including those from Mildura, Castlemaine, Bendigo and Whittlesea in my electorate.

I had the pleasure recently to be one of the judges of this year’s Parliament Prize.

More than 600 video entries were received from Victorian students highlighting what they would say in Parliament if they were an MP, and there were many outstanding entries. I hope that we will see some of these young people elected into this place in the years to come.

View the judges’ comments and the winners’ responses. Girton Grammar School student Lily Ivey, from Central Victoria in my electorate, won the years 10-12 category prize with her speech about ‘Eating disorder education’. Congratulations, Lily!