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STRONG DUBBO PRESENCE AT YOUNG NATS CONFERENCE

Monday, May 21, 2012
Dubbo was well represented at last weekend’s Young Nationals Conference in Wagga, according to the Member for Dubbo Troy Grant.

“It was great to see young people from our region speaking so passionately about the issues facing our region,” Mr Grant said.

According to newly appointed NSW Young Nationals Chairman Felicity Walker, who grew up in Nevertire, more than 50 Young Nationals members from throughout NSW attended the Conference, the first in more than two decades.

“It is a very exciting time for the Young Nats, and this Conference is a reflection of how far we have come as an organisation in the last few years - we are growing stronger by the day,” Ms Walker said.

“To have so many Young Nationals members from right across NSW put up their hand to be part of the Conference shows just how positive the future is looking for the Young Nationals.”

“Everyone at the Conference has made a commitment to grow our membership so that our organisation can tap into the wealth of experience and potential of young people from right across regional NSW.”

Kirby Dunlop from Dubbo said the Conference incorporated social events, policy discussions and guest speakers.
“We had representatives from the far north coast right down to Griffith coming together to talk about regional youth issues. We’re the only party that does that,” Ms Dunlop said.

Ms Dunlop, who was elected to the state executive, said the success of the Nationals at last year’s State election presented the Young Nationals with a unique opportunity to re-energise their own organisation.
“There were a lot of young people at the conference who played a big part in the election result, and the Young Nats are keen to use that momentum to make a real difference for regional youth.”

Wagga-based federal MP and Patron of the NSW Young Nationals, Michael McCormack, sponsored the Conference.
“The Young Nationals are proving to be a very assertive force for young people in our party. They’re the only dedicated voice for young regional people in politics, and I was proud to host them in Wagga on the weekend,” Mr McCormack said.

For comment call Felicity Walker on 0499 154 420


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