To begin the parliamentary aspect of the program, Youth Members are placed in committees based on an area of interest and are assigned a mentor who is experienced in parliamentary protocol and legislative writing. After discussing the issues and coming to an agreement on a topic they would like to debate in parliament, they are divided into sponsoring and refuting teams. The sponsoring team is responsible for writing the Bill and the refuting team is responsible for writing amendments to improve the Bill. Once these have all been written, Youth Members will assemble in Brisbane for one week in the September-October mid-semester break and argue for and against their ideas.
A list of the 2017 committees and their bill ideas to be debated will be shown here once selected.