Allen keen to address youth parliament



ALLEN Madsen is one of eight Toolooa State High School students taking part in an October regional Youth Parliament.

The students will make up nearly one tenth of the 89 students attending the event to be staged during the sitting of the Queensland Parliament in Rockhampton from October 4 to 6.

The bill the students will be discussing suggests extending school hours to 5.30pm, something the TSHS group seemed to be against.

The students also have one minute to discuss a topic of their choice.

For 18-year-old group leader Allen Madsen his topic, the proposed industrial relations changes, was close to his heart.

Mikaila Schedny was interested in law and after debating before, saw this as another opportunity to further that interest.

Mikaila and Stephanie Beckman's chosen topic was abortion laws, which immediately had the group arguing

'Males are passing the laws,' Stephanie said.

'They don't have to go through the trauma of making that decision.'



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