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Queensland youth demand a positive role in shaping the state’s future

Some issues echoed consistently throughout the chamber.

Young members are looking to better mental health services for young Queenslanders, especially a greater focus on higher education options and fairness in rural Queensland, and future advanced and sustainable industries. I want a legislature to work on.

Young members of Gregory, Laura Matthews and MP Luck Run Miller.

Young people are imbalanced in the effects of mental illness. This trend was exacerbated during the COVID pandemic.

Gregory’s youth member, Laura Matthews, became passionate about the mental health of the region after a tragic number of youth suicides in her hometown of Emerald.

“There is still a deep-rooted” Australian fighter “concept here, which has created a strong stigma around the statement,” Matthews said.

“We are working to raise community awareness and reduce stigma. We can support ourselves when we receive funding and resources from the government.”

Burdekin youth members Lochlan Ibbertson and MP Dale Last.

Burdekin youth members Lochlan Ibbertson and MP Dale Last.

Lochlan Ibbertson, a youth member of Burdekin, agrees that fair funding has been delayed.

“Queenslander outside the metropolitan area will continue to receive substandard levels of care until we see actual government spending on high-quality health centers, local consolidated billing incentives, and local and regional physician placement incentives,” he said. Said.

“Even focusing on telemedicine is just the best on the list of terrible options. We work hard and pay taxes. When we see a meaningful government project.”

Young members also wanted help for a smarter future and were plagued by recent federal university funding changes. They called on governments at all levels to support equitable access to higher education across all disciplines.

Mackenzie Bond, a youth member of Kurwongbah, will demonstrate shearing techniques.

Mackenzie Bond, a youth member of Kurwongbah, will demonstrate shearing techniques.

A youth member of Kurwongbah, Mackenzie Bond is particularly passionate about the diversity of continuing education options in rural and regional Queensland.

“Queensland needs to revive our agricultural college-it’s a wise investment in our state’s future,” she said.

“A similar agency in New South Wales keeps local talent local, diversifies workers, develops skills and keeps pace with the development of agriculture around the world.”

Youth members were also focused on keeping pace with the global development of other evolving industries. Tobias Kennett, a youth member of McConnel, chairs the Youth Committee on Innovation, Science and Development and wants Queensland to be ready for cutting-edge AI technology.

McConnell's young member Tobias Kennett and councilor Vicki Howard.

McConnell’s young member Tobias Kennett and councilor Vicki Howard.

“A regulated system of media created with Android and AI allows Queensland to seize opportunities and maximize investment in these emerging industries,” said Kennett.

“We need to consider both procedural and ethical laws. In a world where we can create realistic androids for fellow citizens, we need a series of actions to control the use of our images. “

Holly Summers, Chairman of the Youth Committee for the Environment and Sustainability, is also a youth member of Gaven and is passionate about renewable energy as an emerging technology.

“Renewable energy has great potential for job creation in Queensland,” Summers said.

Holly Summers, a young member of Gaven.

Holly Summers, a young member of Gaven.

“Increasing reliance on renewable energy is an important step towards a future that protects irreplaceable land and sea biodiversity.

“Our generation is the first person to have all the facts about the threats our world faces. We are also the last people to have time to deal with them.”

These talented young people are just five of the 93 youth members of this year’s YMCA Queensland Youth Council.

We represent the youth of Queensland, almost a quarter of the state’s population. We fight for the needs of the community and share their experiences and insights.

We are shaping the conversation.

Jack Hill is the youth governor of Queensland.

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