March 2022

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.

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…/programs/drive/drive/13779076 (2.22 in the interview time line).

January 2022

Article in The Bugle Kiama Newspaper 14 January 2022

December 2021

Article in the Illawarra Mercury 23 December 2021

Article pdf

Illawarra Mercury - Youth Council Illawarra Youth Survey Report 2021

November 2021

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.”

ICfE Youth Council Members with their Awards at Kiama Electorate Award Ceremony: (L-R) Alvin Chung, Ben Johns, Ben Healey, Tristan James. Absent Members: Amar Sultan and Ishan Datar
ICfE Youth Council Members present at Kiama Electorate Award Ceremony: (L-R) Ben Healey, Ben Johns, Gareth Ward MP (Member for Kiama), Tristan James and Alvin Chung

September 2021

The Bugle Newspaper published an article about the Youth Council and their Youth Survey on 1/9/21 at

Special thanks to Cathy Law and Jack Wallner for the interviews and the article.

The Bugle - Youth Council Survey