QATSICPP Youth Council
L-R: Lane Brookes, Taz Clay, Leeonee Thompson, Raja Clay and Euan Currie-Kennedy,
It’s extremely honouring to have been appointed to the QATSICPP Board as an Independent Director, it is even more humbling that I have the pleasure to be the Chairperson of the QATSICPP Youth Council. I’m looking forward to the role and helping to build up the Youth Council’s capacity over this year and into the future.
On the 27th of April 2019, the Youth Council officially met and established the groundwork and priorities to get the council off the ground. Throughout the day it was decided upon expectations, priorities which included council expansion, presentations and events, as well as deciding the leadership group. Still in its infancy and the finer details are to be cemented in over the next upcoming meetings which is why the council will meet on a monthly basis, council membership is a two-year term and members will report to the QATSICPP Board with strategic priorities.
The Leadership group is as follows:
- Lane Brookes – Chairperson
- Leeonee Thompson – Deputy Chairperson
- Raja Clay – Secretary
- Taz Clay – Treasurer
I’m very optimistic that the council can expand to cater representation from across the state as well as have a diverse and collective mix of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander youth ranging in all ages of the youth spectrum. Our key focus for the future is to develop strategies and frameworks for working with youth in all communities while representing and providing a voice to all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander youth within Queensland.
I look forward to sharing our progress and journey with our members and stakeholders and strive to improve the aspirations and lives of all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Youth within the state.
QATSICPP Youth Council Chairperson Lane Brookes