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    2024 Northern Legal Studies Youth Parliament (Cairns and surrounds)

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    Give yourΒ Legal StudiesΒ students the opportunity to experience law-making first hand!

    The Northern Legal StudiesΒ Youth Parliament, held in Cairns, is a unique experience that provides students with the opportunity to explore and deepen their understanding of role government has in shaping law in Queensland. Taking place in a mock chamber, students take to the floor to:

    • Β debate a mock bill, or
    • Β provide a private members' statement or speak in anΒ adjournment debate about an issue facing their local community or Queensland at large.Β 

      Youth Parliament is hosted by the Queensland Parliament, and will be chaired by the Speaker,Β the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP.Β 

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      How many students can I nominate?

      Schools are invited to nominate up to a maximum of ten students who are:Β 

      • inΒ Year 11 or 12, andΒ 
      • currently studying Legal Studies.

      The final number of student participants allocated per school will depend on the number of schools that nominate. As we want as many schools to take part as possible, it is not guaranteed you will receive the number of nominations you request.


      What is the commitment for teachers and students?

      For teachers

      All teachers are required to attend oneΒ online briefing sessionΒ via Microsoft Teams.Β 

      At the briefing we will share information on:

      • howΒ the half-day Youth Parliament will runΒ 
      • allocationsΒ 
      • key roles and responsibilitiesΒ 
      • important administrativeΒ requirements.Β 

      You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice about preparing forΒ the event.

      Teachers will also be required to:Β 

      • Β support their students prior to the Youth Parliament, andΒ 
      • Β collect and submit the required paperwork to us by the due date.Β 

      For studentsΒ 

      As Youth Members, students will need to be committed to prepare a one-minute speech to present on the day. Students also need to followΒ parliamentary etiquette.

        Teachers and students should arrive on the day of the Legal Studies Youth Parliament by 8:30am, to be ready for the start of the 9:00am briefing.

        Β  A Youth Member standing to deliver a speech at theΒ 2023 Legal Studies Youth Parliament, Brisbane.Β 


        ! Additional importantΒ information

        Parents or caregiversΒ will be required to complete a Photo Consent Form asΒ students may be photographed or filmed by Queensland Parliamentary Service staff and the media.Β 

        Parents or caregivers are also able to attend on the day to view their child speak.Β Β 



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