The NT Youth Round Table
Recruitment for NT Youth Round Table 2021 is now open.
The Round Table is a direct communication avenue between young Territorians and the Northern Territory Government, where young people have a platform to share their ideas and views about issues affecting them or interests of young people.
Being part of the 2021 NT Youth Round Table is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills and get involved in your community. Anyone between the ages of 15-25 is welcome to apply.
To apply, please read the Information Sheet carefully and complete and submit an Application Form by 15 January 2021.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8999 2988.
Meet the 2020 NT Youth Round Table
This year, 18 young people were appointed as members of the NT Youth Round Table. Members represent the regional diversity of the NT and reside in Darwin, Palmerston, Marakai, Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. Follow the link below to meet some of the incredible young people who are proud to represent the voices of young people and work towards making their communities a better place.
What is the Round Table?
The Northern Territory Youth Round Table (Round Table) is a direct communication avenue between young Territorians and the Northern Territory Government.
The Round Table consists of 16 members who are aged 15 to 25 years. Round Table members are representative of the geographic, cultural and ethnic diversity in the Northern Territory.
The Round Table is your chance to get involved and have your views heard by the Northern Territory Government about issues that interest or affect you.
Throughout the year NT Youth Round Table members have been working on projects within their community that relate to young people.
On Sunday 6th of December 2020, members presented these project ideas to NT Government and the Minister for Youth the Honourable Lauren Moss MLA.
You can read about the project topics by viewing the Presentation Booklet.
What has the Round Table accomplished?
Since 1997 Round Table members have been involved in numerous activities, committees and projects. Below is a small list of achievements by Round Table members:
- Regularly provided advice to the Northern Territory Government;
- Participated as members of executive judging panels
- Been committee members on both State/Territory and National committees
- Have been selected to be representatives on a range of youth groups
- Have assisted in the research of several projects and programs
- Attended and participated at schools, youth groups, conferences, seminars and youth network meetings; and
- develop action plan based on community projects and initiative across the NT
2018 Youth Issues Survey Results
Each year, newly elected Round Table members distribute a ‘Youth Issues Survey’ to young people in their community. This helps to gain a broad picture of what some of the key issues effecting young people are.
We collate the survey responses prior to the first meeting and a debrief session is held with Round Table members to discuss the findings. The results are also provided to the Minister for Territory Families.
Round Table Reports 2017
Where are they now? Round Table Alumni Report
In 2017, the Round Table is celebrating 20 years. Since 1997, over 300 young people have participated in the program. To celebrate this achievement, the Office of Youth Affairs has re-launched an alumni publication containing biographies of previous Round Table participants. The publication is available to download here:
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