JANDAKOT resident Brenton Panzich will take another step forward in his career when he takes part in the 20th YMCA Youth Parliament program.
The Murdoch University law graduate will fill in as the member for Perth, the deputy Premier and as a member of the Police and Justice Committee when the mock Parliament sits in early July.
�I hope to further refine my advocating and negotiation skills, my leadership abilities, to network with likeminded young West Australians who are passionate in improving their State and to be able to represent the views of young West Australians to individuals who are in a position to enact real change,� he said.
Mr Panzich has a growing list of experiences to add to his CV as he forges a path to becoming a lawyer and, in the long term, a career in politics.
He works with the Integrity Coordinating Group, rotating through member agencies including the complaint resolution and executive services teams.
He was previously part of the Murdoch Student Law Society, worked for Legal Aid, participated in the Youth Parliament in 2013, received a scholarship to take part in a leadership conference in California, and recently led a team of students from Dundee University in Scotland on a community engagement project to Malawi.
�At the moment I am focussed on becoming a practicing lawyer and in the foreseeable future would like to end up in a position where I can assist those from low socio-economic backgrounds, either by working as a legal practitioner for Legal Aid, the Aboriginal Legal Service or a community legal centre,� he said.