The Tasmanian Youth Parliament Program is an event for Tasmanian students in grades 10-12, held annually in Hobart. The week-long residential camp provides students with an opportunity to develop their advocacy skills, their understanding of democratic processes, and their knowledge of local and global political issues.
Participants work in teams to craft a bill on an issue they are passionate about, and debate those bills in the Tasmanian Parliament House during the week. The Program also includes educational workshops, speakers’ panels, an advocacy program which allows participants to develop detailed policy proposals in a variety of areas, and a number of social events.
The program is organised by the Youth Parliament Taskforce, a dedicated group of volunteers who are supported each year by the Tasmanian Youth Government Association, the YMCA of Hobart, and the Tasmanian Government.
The 2019 Youth Parliament will be held from the 14th to the 20th of July 2019.