The Minister for Regional Youth, Hon. Ben Franklin MLC. announced the 2022 Taskforce members. Benjamin Healey was selected to represent the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region on this 18 Member Regional Youth Taskforce.https://www.nsw.gov.au/regional-nsw/regional-youth-taskforce
You can listen to Ben discuss what he will be doing in the Regional Youth Taskforce this with Lindsay McDougall on ABC Illawarra Drive at https://www.abc.net.au/…/programs/drive/drive/13779076 (2.22 in the interview time line).
All 6 Youth Council Members were awarded the OUTSTANDING YOUNG CITIZENS AWARD by the Kiama Electorate on 29 November 2021
Award Citation: “Awarded to a young person (under 25) who has made an enormous contribution to our local community across a range of different endeavours and categories. This person exemplifies the values of citizenship, leadership and giving back to our community.”
The Bugle Newspaper published an article about the Youth Council and their Youth Survey on 1/9/21 at https://issuu.com/kiamacathy/docs/the_bugle_sept_1_2021?fr=sMWUxZDI5NDA3MTM
Special thanks to Cathy Law and Jack Wallner for the interviews and the article.