As your Federal Member of Parliament, I want to give you the opportunity to share how COVID-19 has impacted your life with me, Federal Shadow Minister for Youth, Amanda Rishworth MP and State Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Josh Bull MP.
This online event hosted by the Wills Youth Advisory Committee will give you the opportunity to engage with policymakers at the state and federal levels of government on the issues you care about, ask questions and enjoy a live music performance.
I recently spoke about the sacrifices made by young people in our community and thanked them in a recent speech in Parliament which you can view here.
Whether it be missed birthdays, graduations, holidays, in-person classes or time with family and friends – young people have given up so much to stay home and protect the community.
Young people have been disproportionately impacted by job losses as a result of COVID-19 and many have worked on the frontline as essential workers. Now young people are leading the way in vaccination efforts as we all play our part to keep our community safe.
After all this, young people are still facing the impacts of cuts to education, insecure work, rising house prices and the Morrison Government’s inaction on climate change.
I hope you can join me, Amanda, Josh and the Wills Youth Advisory Committee to talk about these issues and more 6:00pm-7:00pm on Wednesday 15 September.