The New South Wales Youth Advisory Council (YAC) was established in 1989 under the Youth Advisory Council Act, to ensure that young people participate in the development of Government policies and programs which concern them.
The Youth Advisory Council advises the NSW Government through the Minister responsible for Youth Affairs on:
- Issues of concern to young people (aged 12-25) in NSW;
- Government policies relating to young people; and,
- Youth-related programs.
I became a member of the Council in 2009, and was invited by then-Minister Peter Primrose to serve as Chair in 2010.
In my time on the Council, I came learn more about the way government operates, and made connections with a variety of talented young people. I also contributed to reports on young driver licensing, the environment and more.