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Lord Mayor Youth Advisory Council

 

​Rudro pictured with Councillor Steven Huang

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​On Wednesday 23 February 2022, I had the privilege of representing QACI at the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (LMYAC). The LMYAC includes Year 10 students nominated by Brisbane High Schools to represent their school and community, be the voice for raising issues that affect young people and share ideas that can help our youth, and improve the quality of life Brisbane.​

I chose to apply for the role of representing QACI at the LMYAC as I believe the role will provide me with a range of developmental opportunities and contribute towards making Brisbane a better place to grow, work and live. I will be able to represent the youth and the QACI community, interact with Brisbane councillors and youth representatives to help address and learn about these issues. 

I have few key ideas regarding initiatives for young people in Brisbane that I would like to share and advocate at the LMYAC. Partnering with Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA), I would like to start an initiative for youth mental health and raise awareness about how mental health issues affect young people. I would also like to encourage youth participation and engagement across a variety of events and festivals, especially in the upcoming 2032 Brisbane Olympics to help them engage with the wider community, voice their opinion and shape the future of Brisbane. Spearheading these initiatives at the LMYAC will allow Brisbane youths to make meaningful contributions in decision making and implement significant changes for a better Brisbane.

The meeting was a great opportunity to meet like-minded students from other Brisbane high schools as well as providing the opportunity to meet Councillors, including the Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, to engage in wide variety of activities to start our journey in the LMYAC. We learnt about the roles of the different levels of Government and what the Brisbane City Council can do to address issues in Brisbane. We discussed ideas regarding the improvements of Brisbane City Council policies and programs. We also discussed pressing issues such as mental health and homelessness in Brisbane and initiatives that could be started to help solve these problems.

I look forward to working throughout the year with the Lord Mayor, other councillors, including Cr Steven Huang (Councillor for Macgregor), my fellow LMYAC representatives and my QACI community in making Brisbane a better city.​

Article written by Rudro Roy, Year 10


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Last reviewed 04 March 2022
Last updated 04 March 2022