The Young Liberal Movement
is the youth division of the Liberal Party of Australia
, and membership is open to those between 16 and 30 years of age. Members of Young Liberals have full party-membership, and have the choice of which part they join. They are active in Liberal Party campaigning during all state and federal elections.
The Young Liberals today are one of the largest divisions of the wider Liberal Party of Australia
, and are major contributors to policy development and campaigning at election time.
The Movement is predominantly organised on the state division level, with each state organising its own events and policy and electing its own executive. In 2007 the QLD division of the Liberal Party of Australia and the QLD National Party merged to become the Liberal National Party of Queensland (A division of the Federal Liberal party and an affiliate of the federal National Party). As Part of this merger process the Queensland Young Liberals and the Queensland Young Nationals were merged to become the Young Liberal National Party
). The Young LNP
is effectively the Queensland division of both the federal Young Liberals and the Federal Young Nationals, and is the largest division of each of these movements. A national executive also exists with representatives made up from delegates from each state division. Policy can also be adopted by the Movement's federal body.
The current Federal President of the Young Liberals is Michael van Dissel from South... Read More