Monday, April 7th, 2014

National Youth Week 2014 is under way:

National Youth Week (NYW), the biggest celebration of young people in Australia, was officially launched today by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan. NYW is held over 10 days starting today and will run until 13 April.

NYW’s theme is ‘Our Voice. Our Impact,’ which aims to represent just how powerful the voices of young people can be.

Hundreds of events will be staged nation-wide over the 10 days of NYW, including parties, exhibitions and a wide variety of other festivities. The National Planning Group (NPG) Young Members are helping with the smooth running of this popular annual event.  The NPG consists of Young Members from every state and territory and also include Australian Government and Indigenous Young Members.

The national event of the NYW is the National Youth Awards Presentation Dinner. To be held on Thursday 10 April at the National Gallery of Australia, the winners in seven categories will be announced. Senator Ryan will be present at the dinner to present all of the finalists and winners with certificates.

There will also be a range of discussions held over NYW regarding the big issues facing young people. On Wednesday 9 April, the Youth20 (the official youth engagement group for the G20 Summit) will be hosting an online live Q&A event where questions can be submitted for an expert panel. The panel includes: Senator Ryan, the Y20 Australian Delegates, academics and representatives from the not-for-profit sector.

To find out more about the launch of NYW, view Senator Ryan’s media release.

To participate in the Y20 Q&A event or to find out more visit theY20 Australia website.

For further information on NYW, visit the NYW website.


For: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Media Parents and carers Young People


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