Nola Marino MHR was delighted to have met with a Donnybrook teenager who was on the first ever Indigenous Youth Parliament tour in Canberra.
Corey Khan is a Structural Design Trainee and is passionate about increasing the quality of remote Indigenous housing.
The 18 year old has assisted with the delivery of cultural awareness training to the employees where he is undertaking his traineeship. He also regularly attends cultural trips with his father.
“It was great to catch up with Corey during the indigenous students Federal Parliamentary visit last week,” Mrs Marino said.
“Corey told me he was learning a lot about how Parliament works and he was making some new friends and contacts that I hope are useful to him in the future.”
The program is the first of its kind in Australia and ran during the week of May 21.
Run by the Australian Electoral Commission in partnership with the YMCA it has marked the 50th anniversary of the Indigenous right to vote in Federal elections.
For more information about the program visit www.aec.gov.au/voting/indigenous_vote/niyp.htm