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Dr Kemp names first National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group.

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Dr Kemp Names First National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group K115 28th May, 2001

The Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Dr David Kemp, today named the fifteen young Indigenous Australians who will comprise the inaugural National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group.

"This Group will provide an opportunity for me, the Minister for Youth Affairs, to hear from young Indigenous Australians on a wide range of issues important to them.

"The idea for the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group arose from the National Youth Roundtable, which identified a need for another body, specifically designed to raise awareness about the particular issues facing young Indigenous people.

"While the National Youth Roundtable will continue to benefit from the inclusion of young Indigenous people, this newly formed group offers an additional opportunity for direct dialogue with young Indigenous Australians on matters relating to education, training and youth affairs.

"I look forward to discussions with the members of the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group about their experiences and perspectives on issues important to them, and their views on the most effective ways to empower Indigenous young people in their communities.

"The National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group will help promote positive images of young Indigenous people and will also assist members to further their leadership skills. The 15 young people reflect a vast diversity of experience and background. They represent urban, rural, regional and remote areas from all over Australia, and a wide range of occupational pursuits.

"All members of the Leadership Group have clearly demonstrated their ability to act as positive role models. Many have been quiet achievers, making a difference in their own communities without much recognition," said Dr Kemp.

National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group members will come together for two meetings in Canberra this year, the first being on 18-19 July. During each meeting, members will be engaged in formal discussions with Dr Kemp.

The biographies of National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group members are attached.

Media contact, Minister’s Office: Catherine Job (02) 6277 7460 or 0408 648 400



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