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HOBART’S YOUNG PEOPLE ASKED ABOUT THEIR VISION FOR AUSTRALIA - Media Release, Tuesday 7 August 2018

Australia’s young people are being asked to share their views on ‘What would Australia look like if they had their say?’ by Amos Washington, Australia’s United Nations Youth Representative. I will host Amos during his Hobart visit and we are inviting young people to participate. 

 Amos is a 22 year old Arts/Law student at Adelaide University who has been volunteering with UN Youth Australia since 2013, serving as the UN-SA Education Director and as the UN Youth SA Regional Officer while working with young people at schools, community forums and conferences both Australia-wide and internationally.

 Having already visited Victoria, New South Wales, the ACT, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, Amos is visiting Hobart tomorrow as part of his extensive listening tour to hear from young Tasmanians aged between 15 and 25 to find out the issues that are important to them. 

 Amos will travel to New York in September to represent Australia’s young people and their views as a member of the Official Australian Delegation to the United Nations.

 When I was in New York as an Australian Parliamentary Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly in 2016, I was fortunate to be work closely with Chris Eigeland, that year’s Australian UN Youth Representative. 

 I saw firsthand the real difference that is made when young people are given the opportunity to stand up for what is important to them and their communities.

 Amos is determined to talk to a more diverse range of young Australians than ever before, and it is extremely important for young Tasmanians to make their voice heard on the global stage.

 The consultation will take place in my electorate office at 152 Macquarie Street, Hobart between 12pm and 2pm tomorrow, Wednesday August 8th.

TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST 2018

MEDIA CONTACT:  TAIMUS WERNER-GIBBINGS 0429 820 344