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Mt Isa Group Apprenticeship Traineeship and Employment (MIGATE) trainee, Elijah Douglas, plans to raise drug and alcohol issues with the Prime Minister this week in Canberra.
The 17 year old school-based trainee is completing his Allied Health Certificate III traineeship with MIGATE and was placed with the North West Hospital and Health Service while attending Spinifex State College in Mount Isa, Queensland.
Elijah said he hoped to meet Tony Abbot during the National Youth Indigenous Parliament and raise issues of alcohol and other drug use in North West Queensland. 'There are a lot of young people that share drugs, and do alcohol and walk around drunk on the streets. I would like to raise a lot of awareness about that,' Elijah said.
MIGATE Chief Executive, Ron Pertovt, congratulated Elijah and said his team was proud to support the teen's endeavours in raising awareness of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues.
Source: The North West Star