Member for Newcastle, Tim Crakanthorp MP, has congratulated Merewether High School students Zoe Davis and Aidan Bottom for their involvement in NSW Youth Parliament. Ms Davis has some experience at Parliament House, having travelled there for the School Captains’ visit.
During the July school holidays, Ms Davis and Mr Bottom will be debating Bills with the rest of the Youth Parliament on the floor of the NSW Legislative Assembly. Ms Davis is the Shadow Education Minister, and Mr Bottom is Shadow Transport Minister.
The Youth Parliament is a fantastic opportunity for civic-minded young people to get involved with government and politics and allows them to develop crucial debate and negotiation skills. Mr Crakanthorp is interested to see how Ms Davis, Mr Bottom and the rest of their cohort fare in the Legislative Assembly.
Quotes attributable to Member for Newcastle, Tim Crakanthorp
“My best wishes to Zoe and Aidan on their time at the NSW Youth Parliament.”
“Zoe, Aidan and their age group will inherit an array of social, economic and ecological problems, and it is good to see them so committed at such a young age to the process of government and politics.”
“It is great to see younger people who are willing to get involved and have a say. I have no doubt that Zoe, Aidan and the rest of their cohort will get into some thorny issues, and it’ll be interesting to see what comes of the Youth Parliament.”
“Young people are our future, and we should be paying close attention to the issues they nominate, including youth mental health and climate change.”
“I look forward to seeing what Zoe, Aidan and the rest of their Youth Parliament cohort achieve this year.”