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Thuringowa Electorate Youth Advisory Panel (TEYAP)

January 28, 2021

The purpose of TEYAP is to:

  • advise the Member for Thuringowa on a range of local and state issues from a youth perspective 
  • advise the Member for Thuringowa on the most effective ways to communicate local and state policies which will impact on young people and the causes they care about 
  • give young people in the Thuringowa electorate a voice on issues of concern to them 
  • provide to young people in the Thuringowa electorate an opportunity to develop leadership skills and a knowledge of how government can work to effect change.

The Panel will be constituted for the remainder of the 2021 calendar. 
The Member for Thuringowa will chair quarterly meetings of the Panel. 
The Member for Thuringowa will be supported by a Secretariat which will record the minutes of the meetings and, under his supervision, prepare any necessary documentation. 

 The Panel will be comprised of:  

  • 10 members between 16 and 25 years, enrolled (or, in the case of those under 18 years – whose family is enrolled) in the Thuringowa electorate, who will be selected after a call for nominations. 
  • 8 members from Year 11 or 12, with two members (not required to be living in the Thuringowa electorate) to be selected by each of the four secondary schools within the Thuringowa electorate. 

At least 50% of the membership will be female. Strong Indigenous representation is also desirable.
All members will have equal standing. 
Membership in the first year is for the remainder of the 2021 calendar year.  Subsequent Panels (contingent on Parliamentary terms) will be constituted for a period of one year.  
Membership may be terminated at the discretion of the Member for Thuringowa. 
Meetings will follow a pre-established agenda. Each member will have an opportunity to provide their input and share their ideas.  
Members of the TEYAP are expected to actively and respectfully involve themselves in Panel activities.  These may include participating in discussions, voicing concerns, reading, and responding to draft laws, and engaging with the local community.   
TEYAP Activities will be non-partisan. 
TEYAP members are also expected to remain active and upstanding members of the Thuringowa electorate. Any behaviour which may be seen to put the reputation of the Member for Thuringowa, or of any government body, into disrepute, may result in termination of membership. Termination may also occur if more than two meetings are missed.  
Method of Nomination
Prospective members will be required to complete an application which will inquire about a range of issues, including: 

  • their previous and current involvement in their local community or within an organisation/school
  • their reasons for wanting to join the Panel.
  • the local and/or state issues about which they are particularly passionate.
  • what qualities they believe they would bring to TEYAP.

The Member of Thuringowa will determine which candidates are most suitable for membership of the Panel. 

More Information and to submit an application visit:

Time frames

Thursday 28 January 

Nominations open  

Monday 22 February

Nominations close 

Saturday 6 March 

Candidates interviewed 

Monday 8 March 

Panel membership announced 

 2021 Meetings: 

Quarterly - first meeting Saturday 10 April