De La Salle College Cronulla student selected for YMCA NSW Youth Parliament

Representing youth: Year 11 student Angela St Baker is attending 2019 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament.

Representing youth: Year 11 student Angela St Baker is attending 2019 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament.

Representing the younger generation of Cronulla, De La Salle College student Angela St Baker is ready to shake things up.

The year 11 student, 16, has been chosen to attend YMCA NSW Youth Parliament Program for the second time.

The annual event gives high schools students the opportunity to learn about the parliamentary process, and extend their leadership skills. A key part of the program is about encouraging young people to have a say in issues affecting their community. 

Angela's committee, Family, Disability and Social Services, will present a bill to Parliament.

In 2018, she received an award for the best speaker in the legislative assembly, and was the youth regional minister for south Sydney and Illawarra. During this time she discussed concerns about overdevelopment and housing prices. 

The Woolooware teen says this year's topic is an extension of other areas of interest.

"A particular topic of interest for me is development in the Cronulla electorate," she said. "As part of the Family, Disability and Social Services Committee, I [also] hope to present a bill to take a stand against child sexual abuse in families."

Fron July 14-19, she will take part in a six-day residential camp as part of the program. 

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