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The Wyndham Youth Civic Participation Project is for people aged 17 – 25 with an interest in how the country is governed.

Participants will gain an insight into how bills are turned into laws, witness politicians debate live in the houses of Parliament and speak to senior public servants about the pressing issues of the day.

The project is for Wyndham’s aspiring lawyers, policy makers and community leaders who would like to see behind the curtain of local, state and federal politics and government.

Young people taking part in program

  • Khali Ali
  • Catherine De Luca
  • Badria Ibrahim
  • Ben Roper
  • Amag Ajak
  • Sri Thivashia (Sasha) Sri Deenathayalan
  • Faisa Osman
  • Nyasha Bandama
  • Abdullahi Ahmed
  • Blake Jenner
  • Ma Nicole Bagatsing
  • Alexander Dalton

Project details

Milestone

Date

Announcement of winners

30 July 2020

Hear from senior Wyndham City Council staff, meet and have dinner with Wyndham City Councillors

TBA

Day at State Parliament

TBA

Four-day tour of Canberra, including Federal Parliament and the Australian War Memorial

TBA

Project evaluation

TBA

For further information please contact Youth Services at 8734 1355 or email youthinwyndham@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to the Youth Civic Participation Project (‘project’).

By applying to participate in the project, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with any relevant project information e.g. your application form and any Council correspondence regarding the project.

Submission of an application form does not confirm your participation in the project.  Successful applicants will be contacted by Council using the details provided in their application form.

These terms and conditions apply to the Youth Civic Participation Project (‘project’).

By applying to participate in the project, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with any relevant project information e.g. your application form and any Council correspondence regarding the project.

Submission of an application form does not confirm your participation in the project.  Successful applicants will be contacted by Council using the details provided in their application form.

 

  1. APPLICANT

    1.1 Applicants must be aged between 17 and 25 and must live, work or study in Wyndham.  Council staff, Councillors, members of Wyndham’s Youth Governance Committee and their immediate family members are ineligible to apply.

    1.2Applicants aged under 18 must have their parent/guardian’s consent to apply.  Applicants acknowledge that Council may contact the parent/guardian nominated in their application form at any time to confirm that consent has been provided.

  1. APPLICATIONS

    2.1 To apply for the project, applicants must submit a properly completed application form at www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/youthcivicparticipationproject between 9:00am on 6 April 2020 and 11:59pm on 30 July 2020.  Applications which are incomplete or received outside of this period will not be accepted.

    2.2 Applicants agree to immediately notify Council of any changes to their application, including the request to withdraw their application, by emailing youthinwyndham@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

  1. SHORTLISTING

    3.1 Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted in the week commencing 6 July 2020 by the selection panel, which consists of Council staff members and Wyndham’s Youth Governance Committee.

    3.2 Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Council and required to attend an interview at a time, date and location to be confirmed.

    3.3 Shortlisted applicants acknowledge and agree that Council may contact the referee nominated in their application form.

  1. SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

    4.1 After all interviews and referee checks have been conducted, the selection panel will select up to twelve shortlisted applicants to participate in the project.

    4.2 Successful applicants agree to undergo a national police check, at Council’s cost.

    4.3  Subject to a satisfactory police check, successful applicants will be contacted using the details provided in their application form.  Successful applicants will be required to confirm their participation in the project within 3 days of being contacted.

    4.4 The project participants will be publicly announced via Council’s social media pages and/or website on 30 July 2020.  Participants consent to their names being published.

  1. PROJECT PARTICIPATION

    5.1 A minimum of two Council staff members will be in attendance at all meetings, events and excursions relating to the project.

    5.2 Participants must able to attend all project meetings and events, including:

    (a) a meeting and dinner with Wyndham City Councillors in August 2020;

    (b) a day at the Victorian Parliament in February 2021; and

    (c) a four-day tour of Canberra in February 2021.

    5.3  Participants acknowledge and agree that project meeting and event dates are subject to change and may be conducted via video conference if they cannot be conducted in person.

    5.4  Participants agree to complete any additional forms and provide further consents which may be required in connection with the project.

  1. PROJECT EVALUATION

At the conclusion of the project, participants agree to participate in a project evaluation.

  1. EXPECTED BEHAVIOUR

    7.1 Participants agree to follow all reasonable directions of Council staff during the project.

    7.2 Participants agree that at all time during the project, they will conduct themselves in a manner that upholds Council’s values and reflects prevailing community standards.

  1. PHOTOGRAPHY

Participants consent to being photographed, filmed or otherwise recorded during the project and consents to Council’s use or publication of photographs and/or recordings in any format whatsoever, acting in its sole discretion.

  1. LIABILITY

    9.1  Participants participate in the project at their own risk.

    9.2  To the extent permitted by law, Council is not liable to any applicant or participant for any loss, damage, claim or expense (‘loss’) suffered, including, but not limited to property loss or damage, personal injury and death, as a result of or in connection with their application or participation in the project, except to the extent that any such loss is caused or contributed to by the negligent act or omission of Council.

  1. INDEMNITY

Applicants and participants agree to hold harmless, indemnify and keep indemnified Council, its Councillors, staff and contractors (‘Council’) against any action, claim, demand, cost or other liability made against or incurred by Council in respect of any accident, damage, injury or loss arising from their application for, or participation in, the project and their compliance or purported compliance with these conditions.

  1. PROJECT WITHDRAWAL OR CANCELLATION

    11.1 Participants may withdraw from the project at any time by notifying Council in writing.

    11.2 Council reserves the right to end a person’s participation in the project where they have breached these conditions or have submitted false, inaccurate or misleading information in their application or otherwise.

    11.3 Notwithstanding any other provision of these conditions, and regardless of whether a person’s participation in the project has been confirmed by Council, Council expressly reserves the right to cancel, change or modify the project at any time.

  1. NO RELATIONSHIP

Nothing in these conditions or in the conduct of Council and an applicant or participant will create a relationship of agency, partnership, employer and employee or joint venture between the applicant and Council.

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