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Friday, 06 July 2018 16:16

Giving young leaders a platform

A Liberal Nationals Government will ensure more young East Gippslanders have the chance to participate in Youth Parliament to influence and develop legislation that matters to them.
 
Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull and Shadow Minister for Young Victorians Steph Ryan have announced a Liberal Nationals Government will provide $120,000 a year for four years to the YMCA to run the Youth Parliament program – an increase of $20,000 a year compared to current arrangements.
 
Mr Bull said the funding boost will ensure more young Victorians with special needs and from disadvantaged backgrounds can participate.
 
In particular, it will help the YMCA support participants who are deaf or hard of hearing and help young people travelling from rural and regional areas.
 
“Since its establishment, Youth Parliament has provided the opportunity for 3000 young Victorians to speak out on issues important to them,” Mr Bull said.
 
“This funding boost ensures that even more young people can add their voice and be part of this strong tradition.”
 
Shadow Minister for Young Victorians Steph Ryan said young people had good ideas about how to improve our state.
 
“Twenty-five bills developed and debated by Youth Parliament have gone on to become legislation,” she said.
 
“Empowering young people and taking their concerns seriously strengthens our democracy and makes today’s decision-makers accountable to the future leaders of our state.”
 
Youth Parliament was established in 1987 and is run by the YMCA in conjunction with the Victorian Government.
 
Each year, it enables 120 students aged 16 to 25 to undertake leadership training, team building and other activities. Teams of six raise $4000 to attend.
 
Caption: Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, with Nationals colleague and Shadow Minister for Young Victorians, Steph Ryan, have announced a Liberal Nationals Government will provide funding for the Youth Parliament program.
 
Friday, July 6, 2018
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Thursday, 05 July 2018 16:11

Nominate now for ambulance award

Nominations for the Ambulance Service Medal Award are now open and Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, is encouraging local residents to put forward the name of someone they think deserves recognition.
 
“Our local paramedics, Ambulance Victoria staff members and auxiliary volunteers all do a fantastic job helping people when they are most in need, working long hours and often putting themselves at risk for the sake of others,” Mr Bull said.
 
“The Ambulance Service Medal is the most prestigious means of recognising distinguished service by these men and women and the awards are made by the Governor-General of Australia as part of the Australian honours system.”
 
Mr Bull said the award was intended for frontline paramedics who provide service directly to the community, particularly in times of emergency or disaster. Full-time and part-time paramedics and volunteer members of Ambulance Victoria are eligible.
 
“Potential nominees could include someone who has provided exceptional training or public education in community first aid or someone who has developed a new system for medical care or transport.
 
“It could also be for someone who has delivered outstanding leadership to support the development of others within the organisation.”
 
Mr Bull says nomination forms, which include assessment criteria, can be collected from his office at 1278 Main Street, Bairnsdale. Nominations close Friday, July 20.
 
Thursday, July 5, 2018
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