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CONTENTS1IMPORTANT DATES1CONTACT DETAILS1INFORMATION SHEET2PARTICIPANT DETAILS3PHOTO CONSENT3INFORMATION FOR THE PREPARATION OF YOUTH PARLIAMENT5ON THE DAY5SAMPLE PROGRAM6LEADERS STATEMENTS A Vision for Queensland7MOTIONS7ADJOURNMENT DEBATE7TIME ALLOWED FOR SPEECHES8SPEECH TEMPLATE9KEY ROLES10Government10Opposition10Other10ETIQUETTE11Notes for the Sergeant-at-Arms12Notes for the Parliamentary Attendants13GLOSSARY14

2019 Gladstone Youth Parliament

IMPORTANT DATES

Item

Due Date/Time

School nominations due

Thursday 7 March

Initial briefing

(for teachers only)

Gladstone West State School, Boles St, Gladstone

3.45-4.30pm

Thursday 21 March

All other documentation due

Participant details

Photo consent forms

Friday 3 May

Final briefing

(for teachers and students)

Gladstone Events Centre, Cnr Wood and Bell Sts, South Gladstone

3.45-4.30pm

Tuesday 4 June

Youth Parliament

Gladstone Events Centre, Cnr Wood and Bell Sts, South Gladstone

9.30am

Wednesday 6 June

CONTACT DETAILS

Please email all forms to parliamentary.education@parliament.qld.gov.au. All forms are available online at www.parliament.qld.gov.au/youthparliament

Education Officer

Parliament House

Cnr George and Alice Streets

Brisbane Queensland 4000

Ph: 3553 6413

Email:parliamentary.education@parliament.qld.gov.au

web: www.parliament.qld.gov.au

INFORMATION SHEET

PARTICIPANT DETAILS FORM

PHOTO CONSENT INFORMATION FOR THE PREPARATION OF YOUTH PARLIAMENT ON THE DAY

Arrive at the venue by 9.30am.

Teachers collect the Youth Parliament booklet and name tags from the Registration Desk.

The Youth Parliament booklets contain a map of the seats in the Youth Parliament. Students need to find their seats according to the map. The seats will have their electorate names on them.

When it is their time to speak, each student moves to the lectern and speaks into the microphone.

There will be a one minute sand timer to monitor time and a bell will ring when the time is expired.

At the end of each speech the parliamentary attendant will collect the spare copy of the speech.

SAMPLE PROGRAM

TIME

PROGRAM

PERSON CHAIRING

9.30am 9.45am

Registration

(Students move to allocated seats)

Parliamentary Education Officers

Queensland Parliament

9.45am 10.00am

Briefing of Youth Members

10.00am 10.05am

Opening of

Youth Parliament

Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

10.05am 10.10am

Leaders Statements

A Vision for Queensland

(Two- minute speeches)

10.10am 10.45am

Debate on Government motion)

(One-minute speeches; includes Division)

Member of Parliament

10.45am 11.15am

Morning Tea

11.15am 11.50am

Debate on Opposition motion

(One-minute speeches; includes Division)

Member of Parliament

11.50am 12.30pm

Adjournment Debate

Member of Parliament

12.30pm 12.40pm

Close

Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

12.40pm 1.00pm

Certificates and Photos

Please note that the program may be subject to change on the day.

LEADERS STATEMENTS A Vision for QueenslandMOTIONS

Youth Motion:

Good Health Measures Government Motion

(Moved by the Minister for Health)

I move that that this Youth Parliament supports:

(1) The introduction of a tax on junk food;

(2) That advertising of junk food should be banned; and

(3) That schools must provide free nutritional meals to students at lunch time.

Youth Motion:

Queensland Day Provisions Opposition Motion

(Moved by the Shadow Minister for Education)

I move that the following measures be introduced for Queensland Day:

(1) That 6 June is declared as a public holiday;

(2) That on 6 June all teachers and students attend a Queensland Day ceremony at their school for at least one hour;

(3) That all year 6 students must prepare a 500 word essay on the significance of 6 June in Queensland history.

(A motion is a proposal for action put forward in the Parliament, for consideration, debate and decision.)

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

At the conclusion of the days sitting, a debate ensues in which Members from all sides of the House may speak on any matter of their choice. This is called the Adjournment Debate.

Speeches for the Adjournment Debate should focus on an issue of local or State interest or concern, e.g. something happening in the students community, or a State matter such as health, education, sport, mining, agriculture, environmental issues etc. Students should avoid speaking about Federal topics such as immigration and taxation.

As well as focusing on issues of concern, Adjournment Debate speeches can also be celebratory, raising awareness of positive events and achievements within the community.

Students should not revisit any of the issues raised in the debate on the two motions it is better to bring in new ideas at this point in the day.

TIME ALLOWED FOR SPEECHES

1. Leaders Statements

Approximately 4 minutes in total length

2 minutes (max) Premier

2 minutes (max) Leader of the Opposition

2.Debate on Government Motion

Approximately 30 minutes in total length

Moved by Minister for Health

1 minute (max) for all speakers

3.Debate on Opposition Motion

Approximately 30 minutes in total length

Moved by Shadow Minister for Education

1 minute (max) for all speakers

4.Adjournment Debate any topic of State or local concern

Approximately 35 minutes in total length

1 minute (max) speech for each speaker

SPEECH TEMPLATE

GREETING Thank you Mr/Madam Speaker

OPENING LINE__________________________________

Examples of opening line:

I rise to inform the House OR

I rise to speak on OR

I draw to the attention of the House OR

I would like to advise the House of the recent events of OR

I inform this House of OR

At the outset I congratulate the Minister for OR

I am pleased to advise the House OR

Today I want to share with the House OR

I rise to acknowledge a wonderful event

It gives me great pleasure to inform the House of

CLOSEThank you Mr/Madam Speaker.

Please note:

1. Each school has some students speaking to a motion and some speaking in the Adjournment Debate. Each individual student has only ONE speech.

2. Each student must bring two copies of their speech, one of which should be printed on A4 for the parliamentary attendant to collect.

Students should ensure the name of their electorate, or their role, is at the top of their speech notes.

KEY ROLESGovernment

Minister for Health:

Moves government motion (reads from script) and delivers a speech addressing reasons for the motion

Premier:

Delivers two minute speech - A Vision for Queensland

Leader of the House:

Moves motion for the House to adjourn reads from script

Government Whip:

Counts Government votes in the Division and reports results to Speaker

Deputy Government Whip:

Counts Government votes in the Division

Opposition

Shadow Minister for Education:

Moves Opposition motion (reads from script) and delivers speech addressing reasons for the motion. Calls Divide in the second Division.

Leader of the Opposition:

Delivers two minute speech - A Vision for Queensland

Shadow Minister for Health:

Calls Divide in the first Division

Opposition Whip:

Counts Opposition votes in the Division and reports results to Speaker

Deputy Opposition Whip:

Counts Opposition votes in the Division

Other

Sergeant-at-Arms:

Carries the Mace, leads the Speaker into the Chamber, places the Mace on the hooks, and looks after the timer and bell

Parliamentary Attendant:

At the conclusion of each speech, an attendant collects a copy of the speech and puts it into the relevant folder

ETIQUETTE

As in any other forum for debate, there are certain rules that each participant must follow in the Parliament.

The following list of Parliamentary etiquette has been based on the rules that apply in in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. Behaviour should be appropriate and respectful.

All Parliamentary staff and Youth Parliamentarians must follow this code while in the Chamber:

Address the Presiding Officer (Speaker or Deputy Speaker) when speaking

Refer to the Speaker by his/her correct title (i.e. Mr or Madam Speaker)

Bow to the Speaker when entering or leaving the Chamber

Rise when the Speaker enters or leaves the Chamber

Sit down or remain seated when the Speaker speaks or is speaking

Do not pass between the Speaker and the Member speaking when moving within the Chamber

Do not turn your back on the Speaker except when leaving the Chamber

Follow all directions given by the Speaker

Be respectful and behave appropriately in the Chamber at all times as the Speaker has the power to remove any disobedient Member

Refer to those holding leadership positions as the Honourable Premier, Deputy Premier, Leader