Vincentia High School student Oliver Griffith will be representing the electorate of South Coast in the NSW's 2021 Youth Parliament program.
Oliver, a year 12 student is one of more than 100 passionate young people from across NSW selected to have the opportunity to participate in the program.
Youth Parliament consists of an eight-day camp in July where participants are split into committees and develop bills on issues important to them ahead of debate on the floor of NSW Parliament.
At the end of camp, all pieces of youth legislation are presented to NSW Members of Parliament for consideration.
Oliver said he's "incredibly excited" to be a part of the Rural and Regional Affairs committee.
I can't wait to get the chance to enact tangible change, specifically in the area of housing affordability which impacts our youth as we transition out of school and into the real world.Oliver Griffith
"I can't wait to get the chance to enact tangible change, specifically in the area of housing affordability which impacts our youth as we transition out of school and into the real world," he said.
"It's empowering to know that my voice will be heard on one of the largest platforms for youth in NSW.
"I'm looking forward to hearing the perspectives of other participants from around NSW and I am hopeful that we can make some changes on this important issue."
Since its inception in 2002, YNSW's Youth Parliament Program has played an instrumental role in shaping public discourse and policy.
Around 2000 participants and approximately half a dozen pieces of Y NSW Youth Parliament youth legislation being passed into NSW law, including the recent Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.
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