23 May 2023

I take the opportunity to acknowledge the fantastic Mountains Youth Services team in my electorate, also known as MYST, and congratulate them on a fantastic family fun day this past weekend. They gathered together community organisations, a whole heap of bands and at-risk youth for a bit of fun. I particularly acknowledge Paige Thurlow-Want, the manager, and I congratulate the whole team on running a number of fantastic programs, particularly around school-based resilience and personal development and programs to support the LGBTQIA+ community. MYST also runs a breakfast club with great results. After offering more than 40,000 meals over the past year, schools have reported lower truancies on days when breakfast club happens. With programs like that, MYST is doing a fantastic job.