Terms of Reference


PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES ACT 1968

REFERAL OF INQUIRY TO THE RURAL AND REGIONAL SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF PARLIAMENT

INQUIRY INTO RETAINING YOUNG PEOPLE IN RURAL TOWNS AND COMMUNITIES

 

ORDER IN COUNCIL

The Governor in Council under section 33 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 refers Terms of Reference requiring the Rural and Regional Services and Development Committee of Parliament to inquire into Retaining Young People in Rural Towns and report to Parliament by 15 June 2006 .

To inquire into and report to Parliament on strategies to encourage and support young people to remain in or return to their rural towns and communities, with a particular regard to the following:

  1. identifying and examining the factors that influence young people in deciding to remain in or leave the rural communities in which they reside;
  2. identifying and examining the factors that influence young people in deciding whether or not to return to the rural communities in which they have previously resided following the completion of study, travel or other fixed or short term activities in other places, and
  3. developing strategies and recommendations on steps that might be taken to increase the number of young people who decide to remain in or return to rural towns and communities.

 

Dated: 17 January 2006

Responsible Minister:
Steve Bracks
Premier