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Gary Nairn MP Federal Member for Eden-Monaro PO Box 232, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Tollfree NSW 1800 041 539 Ph: (02) 6297 3952 Fax: (02) 6297 5768

Press Release Ref: 939 Published: 14/4/2003 Title: Green Corps website launched

Federal Member for Eden-Monaro, Gary Nairn, today welcomed the launch of the official website for Australia’s landmark youth development and environmental training program, Green Corps.

www.greencorps.com.au will provide access to a range of information on Green Corps, from upcoming project locations and rates of pay to discovering how previous Green Corps participants feel about the program.

“As one of the largest recruiters of young people in Australia, there is no doubt that this interesting and educational Green Corps site will be well accessed,” Mr Nairn said.

“Green Corps recruits up to 1,700 young Australians aged between 17 and 20 years each year, many across Eden-Monaro.”

There are currently several Green Corps projects being conducted in the region including at Captains Flat, Eden and Pambula.

“Green Corps provides quality training and experience through structured and supervised natural environment conservation projects and cultural heritage restoration projects.

“Program participants get hands-on experience working on environmental projects and gain other skills from website development and desktop publishing to media relations, education and event management.

The Commonwealth has committed $69 million to the program, contracting Job Futures and Greening Australia to deliver the program nationally from 2002 to 2005.

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