The Young Nationals
, is the youth-division of the National Party of Australia
, and membership is open to those between 18 and 35 years of age. Young Nationals also have full party-membership, and partake in state and federal conferences with equal rights to members of the senior party. They are active in National Party campaigning during all state and federal elections.
The movement is predominantly organized 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, which comprises members elected from delegations from each affiliated state Young Nationals organization, and the Presidents of each affiliate. Policy can also be adopted by the movement's federal body. These policies are often then advocated by the Federal Young Nationals on the floor of the Federal Council of the National Party of Australia, as well as in... Read More