NACCHO youth healthy futures : Aboriginal youth encouraged to apply for Indigenous Youth Parliament 2014

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NACCHO and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is urging all Indigenous Australians aged 16 to 25 to apply now for the National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP).

NIYP is a week-long leadership program for young Indigenous Australians, to be held in Canberra in May 2014.

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AEC NT Indigenous Community Engagement Officer Ruth Walker said this is a once-in-a-life time opportunity. Fifty young Indigenous Australians will travel to Canberra to learn directly from the people making decisions that affect Indigenous communities.

“No specific skills or experience are required. But we hope young Indigenous Australians from NT who are passionate about issues and willing to stand up and have a say will seize this great opportunity,” Ms Walker said.

“They’ll get expert training in public speaking and in dealing with the media, and they’ll meet members of Parliament and other national leaders”.

NIYP will be held from 28 May to 3 June 2014. The centrepiece of the program is a two-day simulated parliament in the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House where participants will debate bills and important issues.

Young Indigenous Australians aged 16 to 25 must apply no later than Monday 10 March 2014. Participants will be chosen based on their ideas and interest in government and parliament and their potential leadership skills. Application forms are at

http://www.aec.gov.au/Indigenous.

The Youth Parliament is run by the AEC in collaboration with the YMCA and Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

More information on the National Indigenous Youth Parliament is at

http://www.aec.gov.au/Indigenous or contact Ruth Walker (08) 8982 8006.

NACCHO UPDATE

Have you downloaded the new NACCHO APP

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Here are the URL links to the App – alternatively you can type NACCHO into both stores and they come up!

iPhone/iPad

ios.giveeasy.org/naccho

Android

android.giveeasy.org/naccho

“The NACCHO App contains a geo locator, which will help you find the nearest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in your area and  provides heath information online and telephone on a wide range of topics and where you can go to get more information or assistance should you need urgent help “

– See more at: http://www.naccho.org.au/naccho-app/#sthash.hwdIQ3dt.dpuf