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YOUNG PEOPLE

Mr Mossfield, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) recognises that:

 (a) young people have a diversity of talent and can provide a fresh insight into the creative industries;

(b) there is a need for positive promotion of young people and their achievements;

(c) young people wish to advance themselves by utilising work placement and work experience programs; and


(d) young people are willing to promote and enhance positive programs on a range of issues such as multiculturalism, education, the environment and social justice issues, including asylum seekers; and

(2) urges the Government to:

 (a) organise a collaborative effort by schools in local areas to provide the opportunity for students to audition, take part in and display their individual talents in a musical performance, with the help of local sponsorship and government funding, to provide a professional opportunity for students in creative areas;

(b) provide increased resources to support mechanisms to students in order to enhance educational opportunities and outcomes, including library facilities, syllabus management and student support infrastructure;

(c) provide incentives to employers to encourage their participation in work experience and work placement programs and to address the public liability insurance issues that are threatening such programs; and

(d) create youth sport and recreation facilities where young people can physically participate and interact with each other to promote better physical and mental well-being.

Debate ensued.

At 1.45 p.m., the time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 106A, Mr Gibbons was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate was made an order of the day for the next sitting.