New Youth Steering Committee meets for first time in Canberra, and with Youth Minister Dr Anne Aly

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.

Read the ministerial media release.

Youth Steering Committee members

Name, pronouns Age State
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