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David Hawker MP Federal Member for Wannon Electorate Office: 190 Gray Street, Hamilton, Vic., 3300 Ph: (03) 5572 1100 or Local Call 1300 131 692 Fax: (03) 55 72 1141 Email: David.Hawker.MP@aph.gov.au Web: www.davidhawker.com.au

Media Release The Hon David Hawker MP Speaker of the House of Representatives Federal Member for Wannon

20 July 2005

ESSAY COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Member for Wannon, David Hawker, is urging Western Victorian students to enter the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership’s Corporate Social Responsibility Essay Competition for 2005.

“The competition is being held for the second year, after attracting hundreds of entries in 2004 from schools and universities across Australia,” Mr Hawker said.

“The competition is open to all students currently enrolled at an Australian university or secondary school, and offers students an opportunity to express their opinions on, concerns about, and hopes for, corporate social responsibility.

“The essay competition also aims to actively promote corporate social responsibility in the broader community, encouraging debate and discussion, particularly in our schools and universities,” he said.

Entries are being accepted now until Friday 5 August 2005

“Prizes totaling $12,000 are available across two sections,” Mr Hawker said.

“In the School Section, $2,000 is awarded to the winning student and $3,000 for his or her school to purchase a learning resource or contribute to a community project. In addition, every student who enters will receive a certificate of participation from the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership.

“In the University Section first prize is $2,000 for the winning student and a prize pack valued at $3,000 for his or her university, including resources on corporate social responsibility.

“Every student who reaches the final of the competition will be invited to a special awards ceremony and the winning essays may be published on the Partnership’s website and in the Community Business Newsletter.

“In addition, the judges may also present Awards of Merit or Encouragement,” he said.

To find out all the details, including how to enter, view the guidelines for secondary school students at: http://www.partnerships.gov.au/pdf/school_guidelines_2005.pdf and for university students at http://www.partnerships.gov.au/pdf/uni_glines.pdf.

You will find background information at this site: http://www.partnerships.gov.au/csr/corporate_csr_essay_competition.shtml

Media contact: Jane Templeton (03) 5572 1100