Remus Brasier is in his second term as a City of Greater Bendigo (CoGB) Youth Councillor and is looking forward to the next two years as he works with the new and returning Youth Councillors towards shared goals and aspirations.
Remus cites environmental causes, youth employability, advocacy and community involvement as his main motivations for 2021, with a renewed focus on getting the good work of the Youth Council further recognised over the next two years.
Remus is a student at Girton Grammar School, having attended primary school at St Kilians Catholic school. In 2021, he is a peer support leader, working with fellow year 10s to make sure the newest students at the school have a smooth transition and a great first year. Remus aspires to study for a career in law or the media, and continue his work in advocacy and politics well into the future.
At 15 years of age, Remus is one of the youngest Youth Councillors, but also one of the most experienced, having worked on projects like the Youth Organizations popular Youth Awareness Q&A Livestream series during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns in 2020. The lockdowns certainly changed the extent of work that the Youth Council could do last year, so Remus is excited to finally be back, in person, to get to work and have a red-hot go in his capacity as Youth Councillor for 2021.
This year, Remus looks forward to further work in LGBTQIA+ advocacy, as well as working on several new Youth Council Subcommittees that will work on exciting new projects over the next 10-12 months.