The six-day residential ‘Week of Youth Parliament’ will be held from Sunday 25 June to Friday 30 June 2023, combines debating and recreation for participants to apply the training they have received and continue to engage in the community of changemakers established on the training weekend. Participants and the Taskforce will travel by bus to and from Lake Dewar Discovery Camp to the Parliament House of Victoria to conduct debates.
Teams will sponsor (debate for) their Bill and be the main refuter (debate against) for one other team’s Bill. In all other debates, participants will collaborate with their chamber to speak either for or against other Bills. Participants will also be given the opportunity to give an adjournment speech: a two-minute speech directed to a state Member of Parliament about one of their passions that needs to be changed or improved within the state of Victoria.
Back at the campsite, participants will be provided with many opportunities to engage with their peers through recreational and social activities.