Youth Parliament is pushing ahead after being postponed due to COVID-19

Hear this: Brooklyn Rullis, 17, of Miranda, was chosen to be part of Youth Parliament this year.

Hear this: Brooklyn Rullis, 17, of Miranda, was chosen to be part of Youth Parliament this year.

Miranda's Brooklyn Rullis will raise her voice this year when she takes part in 2021 Youth Parliament.

Giving young people the opportunity to express their concerns before influential decision makers, Youth Parliament is an annual event that traditionally attracts teens from St George and Sutherland Shire.

Brooklyn, 17, will be given a platform to experience the parliamentary and legislative process, all while having her perspectives shared.

The former St Patrick's College Sutherland student was chosen as one of 90 young people across NSW who will participate in a week of debate.

The 2021 program was postponed because of COVID-19, then switched to a virtual program.

The program debates topics with participating ministers, on key issues including environmental protection, Aboriginal affairs, women's affairs and health, the COVID-19 response, education, mental health, and diversity and inclusion.

"I would like to see more diverse range of consultation from the government, including young people, women, or people with disabilities," Brooklyn said.

"I am passionate about Australia's judicial system, more importantly contributing to the judicial system to better improve notions of justice in Australia. I would like to seek a career in law, which may then take me to a career in politics, or the judicial system."

Program Chief Executive Susannah Le Bron said despite setbacks of moving the event online, it was exciting to bring inspirational students back together this year.

"It's been running for 19 years," she said. "Approximately six pieces of the Y NSW Youth Parliament youth legislation have been passed into NSW Law, since the program's inception and we are excited to have this cohort of Australia's future leaders."