Thursday, August 20, 2009

Auckland youth pushing for representation in "supercity" governance

Members of the Auckland, Waitakere and North Shore youth councils and the Manukau and Rodney youth forums in Aukland, Australia have submitted a proposal to the local government for an Aukland City Youth Council to advise the government on matters relating to youth. Eight local councils will be merged to form one "supercity" council next year.

The youth groups are also asking that each of the local boards being proposed include youth, that the Aukland Council include a non-voting youth member, that youth consultation be required when the Council is deciding issues affecting youth, and that a youth transition agency be created to help the Council set up the Auckland Youth Council, local territorial youth councils and youth representation on local boards.

Youth want say on supercity

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