Inverell High School student Imogen McDonald has been selected as a Northern Tablelands representative for the NSW YMCA Youth Parliament Program.
Having already attended the youth parliament training camp in early April, Imogen became a member of the Women's Affairs Committee.
It was at the training camp the Year 11 student learnt about the "mechanisms" of parliament.
"We learnt how to write bills, have parliamentary debates, develop leadership skills, media training and we were able to speak with like-minded people about our interests."
Each committee established at the training camp will now focus on writing a Bill before their youth parliament residential camp in mid-July.
The week-long camp will see participants attend parliament house in Sydney each day debating bills and a quick visit to the governor's house.
Imogen's idea was chosen by the Women's Affairs Committee to construct a Bill allowing the supply of free sanitation products to homeless women.
"We want to introduce a card people can apply for. If they meet the criteria, the card will be given with a monthly allowance on it. The card can be used at any store that sells sanitary products," she said.
The passionate local also has the chance to write and present a private member statement speaking about an important issue to her and the youth of her electorate.
With each committee split into opposition and government, the Bills will be debated and if passed might make it into the hands of Australia's politicians.
"Last year the women's affairs committee, their bill on the domestic violence disclosure scheme, got passed as law in actual parliament and that's in place today."
As for her long-term future goals, Imogen said she was passionate about taking a stance to see change.
"Climate action is a passion of mine. It's probably the biggest issue we face today and our generation will have to deal with its effects.
"Let's make our way to 100 per cent renewables but we can do little things like banning plastic straws and making packaging more efficient."
For more information, head to www.ymcansw.org.au.