Selection Process underway for Youth Parliament 2013

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Minister of Youth Affairs, Hon Nikki Kaye, has opened the selection process for Youth Parliament 2013 and is inviting young people aged 16-18 to contact their local MP and apply to represent their community.Hon Nikki Kaye
Minister for Youth Affairs

11 February 2013

Media Statement

Selection Process underway for Youth Parliament 2013
The Minister of Youth Affairs, Hon Nikki Kaye, has opened the selection process for Youth Parliament 2013 and is inviting young people aged 16-18 to contact their local MP and apply to represent their community.

“As the Minister of Youth Affairs I am excited to be part of Youth Parliament 2013 and see young New Zealanders represent their communities on key issues. As well as receiving an inside look into the workings of Parliament, the people selected will participate in the government decision-making process. I want to acknowledge the work of Hon. Jo Goodhew for her involvement in the preparation of Youth Parliament 2013,” said Minister Kaye.

Held every parliamentary term, Youth Parliament will take place on 16 and 17 July and gives 121 young people the opportunity to debate legislation, sit on select committees and ask oral questions of cabinet ministers.

As well as representing their community at Youth Parliament in July, Youth MPs will hold their position from 1 May to 31 December 2013. During this time, it is expected they will actively engage with their community to gain an understanding of the ideas and concerns of youth in the area.

Young aspiring political journalists, aged 16-24, also have the opportunity to replicate the important role of the media in government. Ten Youth Press Gallery members are to be selected by the Parliamentary Press Gallery to report on the events of Youth Parliament 2013.
More information on becoming a Youth MP or Youth Press Gallery member, is available on the Youth Parliament website www.youthparliament.govt.nz
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1 comment:

  1. Doyoon, 28. February 2013, 0:35

    I see Adolf over at NoMinister is channeling his inner sciaolist today. In a post titled Super Annuation , he suggests he agrees with John Key* that there’s no reason to raise the age of entitlement to National Superannuation (really it isn’t superannuation at all, but a government old-age pension).Anyway, Adolf’s solution is NZ should copy the Australian tax code. 1/ means-test the old-age pension. 2/ make kiwisaver compulsory#. 3/ make kiwisaver contributions (how can they be contributions when in the previous breath he is talking about making them compulsory?) tax deductible. and 4/ introduce a 46.5% personal income tax rate for anyone earning over $180,000^.No links to NoMinister, because I won’t give increased traffic to leftists.Adolf, Wayne Swan will lose his seat at the next Federal Election and Ju-Liar is looking for a statist to take up the class warfare banner. I assume you’ll be applying for the job?Anyway, this Marxist plan clarified for me, once again, that the National Party and their supporters are not lovers of liberty, capitalism and free markets. They don’t get the best way to collect more in taxes is to LOWER RATES. Specifically on superannuation, you don’t improve retirement outcomes by forcing people to invest in under-performing schemes. You improve retirement outcomes by removing the safety net of a government-funded retirement.Damn, but in the New Zealand political environment the choice is either hard-left Communism or the soft tyranny of Blair-style socialism.*Has there ever been any issue, no matter how insignificant, with which Adolf didn’t agree with the quisling Key?#Force people to put their money into funds that are going backwards at a million miles an hour in real terms, and don’t let them withdraw until they retire?^In NZ, that would capture about 3 people. All of whom would immediately structure their working arrangements so they earn $179,999.