Callide MP Colin Boyce with Jemma Mobbs, Caitlyn Donohue and Mikah Appel.
Callide MP Colin Boyce with Jemma Mobbs, Caitlyn Donohue and Mikah Appel. Contributed

Young CQ voices were heard in parliament

THREE Central Queenslanders took centre stage in the 2018 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament last week.

Member for Callide Colin Boyce was impressed by the quality of representatives and particularly by the strong representation of young women from the Callide Electorate.

Jemma Mobbs, from Bell, was the Callide electorate Youth Parliament representative and has a strong interest in the rural sector, which suited her portfolio of Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources. She addressed the Youth Parliament on Mine Rehabilitation as well.

Caitlyn Donohue, a senior at Biloela State High School, represented the electorate of Burnett and the Department of Health and Disability Services. Ms Donohue was also elected as the Deputy Opposition Leader by her peers in parliament.

Mikah Appel, a first year university student and 2017 graduate of Biloela State High School, represented the youth of Queensland for a second year running, having attended 2018 Youth Parliament in the seat of Callide and again in 2018 in the seat of Gregory, with the portfolio of Transport and Main Roads.

"It is refreshing to see the youth of Callide taking an interest in matters of our State and I congratulate all members for putting themselves forward as representatives,” Mr Boyce said.


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