Adjournment: Yuroke Youth Advisory Council

Ros SPENCE (Yuroke) (19:12:54) — (14 847) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Youth Affairs, and the action I seek is that the minister meet with members of my Yuroke Youth Advisory Council. As the minister is aware, I established the Yuroke Youth Advisory Council in 2015 to provide young people with a platform to express their concerns and represent their peers. This year’s youth advisory council consists of young people aged from 14 to 20 from a diverse range of backgrounds, all of whom have made a fantastic contribution as the council has investigated the topic of youth employment.

Advisory council members are currently preparing a report on their work this year, which has included meeting with a range of experts across the year, and planning, promoting and delivering a youth employment forum, which took place on 2 August. I know advisory council members would greatly benefit from meeting with the minister, as previous advisory council members have throughout this term of government, and I look forward to her response.