Media Release by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

‘Unzipping’ Centrelink’s new approach to youth

“Centrelink’s new magazine, Unzipped, provides young people with an easy to use reference to Centrelink services and support, in a style that young people relate to,” Community Services Minister Larry Anthony said today at the magazine’s launch.

“Unzipped deals with training, education, employment and life issues faced by young people, giving a holistic picture of the services available from Centrelink and other Commonwealth Government departments,” Mr Anthony said.

Unzipped has received positive feedback from both young people and parents. Articles are short, easy to read and relate to, the magazine is highly visual with lots of graphics and photos and importantly, there’s no bureaucratic jargon.

“The magazine includes information on services available to all young people, not just those on income support.

“From 1 May, all Year 10 students in Australia will receive a copy of Unzipped, attached to the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs’ (DETYA) Job Guide.

“We encourage young people to contribute to future issues of Unzipped by entering the Unzipped National art competition. Entry forms are available from all Centrelink Customer Service Centres,” Mr Anthony said.

Unzipped is available from all Centrelink Customer Service Centres and can be accessed via the Centrelink website.