Student Ministers meet with MLAs
Congratulations to the 2015 Parliament of Youth student Ministers and advisors who met with MLAs on Wednesday 19 August 2015 to present the Parliament’s final six proposals.
ACT student Ministers for the 2015 Parliament of Youth on Sustainability presented and discussed their ideas for tackling climate change with MLAs Meegan Fitzharris and Alistair Coe, the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment, Territory and Municipal Services.
Discussion focused on the six proposals voted in by more than 160 students at the Parliament of Youth on Sustainability in June. Youth parliamentarians decided we should address climate change by planting trees, educating people to buy local produce and understand their carbon footprint, making solar panels mandatory on all new buildings, shifting the economy to green options and ensuring the effect of climate change on water is recognised as a human rights issue.
Well done to: Ministers – Bethan Pitt (Red Hill Primary School), Bridget Davey (Farrer Primary School), Michael Bui (Daramalan College), Clea Porteous-Borthwick (Canberra Girls Grammar School), Vivien Nguyen (Radford College), Lillian Rowland (Canberra College), Phoenix Gosper (Lyons Early Childhood Centre), Amy Stratford (St Benedict’s Primary School), Ashleigh Druett (St Monica’s Primary School), Olivia Baldwin (Telopea Park School), and Hayden Montgomery (St Mary MacKillop College); advisors – Angelina Poulakis (Daramalan College) and Kristin McKinnon (Canberra College).
Read the Parliament White Paper for the full listing of final proposals from the Parliament.
Click here for 2015 project information and teacher resources.
Back to Parliament of Youth page.