Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Publication: Daniel Zautsen, Macarthur Chronicle Campbelltown
St PATRICK’S College student Payten Salter will be Campbelltown’s representative when students from across NSW try their hand at politics later this year.
Payten, 17, will present a bill to the YMCA NSW Youth Parliament in September.
The Year 11 student said she would be part of the women’s affairs committee and hoped to present a Bill to parliament on the rights of indigenous women.
“We have two camps, one in July where we will be learning what it’s all about and start preparing a Bill to present,” Payten said.
“The second is in September when we will spend four days in parliament. It’s a first for me and I’m excited because these are issues I’m passionate about it.”
Payten said after leaving school she was looking to pursue a career in psychology.
“I really want to get into psychology but this is a good opportunity because it gives me that experience in a leadership role,” she said.
“I’m looking forward to it but it will be a bit nerve wracking standing up and presenting in front of senior MPs.”
Campbelltown state Labor MP Greg Warren personally nominated Payten for the position and believes she will represent the region proudly.
“Payten has a passion for social issues and the myriad challenges young people face today,” Mr Warren said.
“Youth Parliament empowers our young leaders to speak up about community issues and achievements because the future is so important.
“Payten is a great example of strength and leadership in our young citizens.”
Read the full article about St Patrick's College:http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/macarthur/st-patricks-college-student-payten-salter-has-been-selected-as-campbelltowns-youth-parliament-representative/news-story/224c15fdd2dabda70d0efa7debacc7f4