05. September 2020 - 8:00 till 15:00
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Camp Parliament for Girls Brisbane 2020 | | Saturday, 05. September 2020

Camp Parliament for Girls Brisbane 2020 is a political leadership program that introduces girls ages 8 to 17 to the parliamentary system of government. Camp will begin with a lesson on the structure and history of the Australian government. The lesson will include a brief history of the Australian government, eligibility requirements to serve, a review of political parties, the structure of elections and recognition of the Australia's female political leaders. Camp will culminate with campers forming their own government and convening a parliament to propose, debate and vote on a law.  Each girl will serve as an Member of Parliament. All participants earn a Certificate of Completion for participation.
The fee covers all program materials, snack of fresh fruit, lunch and a GIP logo t-shirt. For additional information visit www.girlsinpolitics.org or call +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2. The Girls in Politics Initiative is an international education organization headquartered in the United States. This program will be lead by our Australian team of instructors. This program is for Australian girls. For additional information please email info@girlsinpolitics.com or call us at +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2.
Answers to frequently asked questions.
Is the registration fee refundable? The registration fee is non-refundable unless the organizer cancels the session. If a participant is unable to attend a session a credit will be placed on file that may be used at any time for a future program. The credit does not expire.
Is lunch provided? Lunch is provided as are snacks. Snacks include fresh apples, bananas and granola bars. Water will be served with lunch and available throughout the day. No sodas or juice will be served. Breakfast is not served.
Are accommodations made for allergies or dietary restrictions? A vegetarian lunch option will be provided, no pork will be served. No nuts are allowed in the meeting room. Participants with other dietary restrictions or allergies should bring lunch and snacks if necessary.
What is the dress code? Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Each participant will receive a GIP logo t-shirt that may be worn during the session. We carry sizes youth medium through ***** medium.
Do parents attend? The sessions are drop-off sessions and parents/chaperones are welcome to wait in hotel lobby or any of the lounge areas of the hotel.
Is this a partisan program or supported by a political party? No, the Girls in Politics Initiative is a private independent company that is self-funded through the fees generated from hosting sessions. The curriculum is civic education.
Are scholarships available?  Financial aid is available on a first come, first serve basis. Email info@girlsinpolitics.com for all financial aid inquiries.
Who are the instructors? Our Lead Instructors are women that currently or have previously worked in government or electoral politics. Our support staffers are current or former licensed teachers. Our instructors and support staff have criminal background checks and WWC cards.
Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on Now This News https://nowthisnews.com/videos/her/camp-congress-encourages-young-girls-to-run-for-office
Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. “Camp empowers young girls to run for office” http://www.nbcnews.com/video/mhp/52698319