Minister for Youth, the Hon Dr Anne Aly MP, today welcomed the 15 young people who form the Australian Government’s new Youth Steering Committee.
The first meeting of the committee took place in Canberra, where members met and introduced themselves to Dr Aly. The committee spent the day discussing the new Youth Engagement Model, which seeks to give young Australians a stronger say on Australian Government policies and programs.
The committee will support the establishment of the Youth Engagement Model, providing advice and feedback on government engagement with young people.
The 15 members were chosen from more than 1,200 applications. They represent the diversity of Australian communities, including First Nations people, LGBTIQA+ communities, and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The members are aged 13 to 24, and come from every state and territory in the Commonwealth.
Youth Steering Committee members
|Anargya Djatikusumo, He/Him||18||Australian Capital Territory|
|Anhaar Kareem, She/Her||15||New South Wales|
|Billie Gray, She/Her||21||South Australia|
|Brodie Abrahams, He/Him||20||Western Australia|
|Cindy Liu, She/Her||23||Victoria|
|Dawyte Hart-O’Neill, They/Them||22||Northern Territory|
|Emily Garrett, She/Her||19||Queensland|
|Eve Currie, She/Her||23||Australian Capital Territory|
|Isabel Adams, She/Her||14||Tasmania|
|Isabella Homes, She/Her||21||South Australia|
|Kiara Petterson, She/Her||22||Northern Territory|
|Nayonika Bhattacharya, She/They||24||New South Wales|
|Oshay Riley, He/Him||17||Western Australia|
|Sebastian Langdon-Macmillan, He/Him||19||Queensland|
|Taihan Rahman, He/Him||13||Victoria|