Media Release by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Rock into National Youth Week

A free concert with some of Australia’s leading musical acts will kick off National Youth Week at Darling Harbour in Sydney Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, announced today.

“The three-hour concert will be held on April 7 and features Scandal’Us and Groove Terminator, as well as four up and coming acts – Elephant Gun, Louder, Primary and Sick Puppies.

“The event will be hosted by Rosie Beaton of Triple J’s Super Request.

“Also to be featured at the concert is a free Internet café and the launch of a new website which gives young people access to Commonwealth Government services.

“The theme of National Youth Week 2002 is ‘Bring It On!’ and will run from 7 to 14 April.

“I expect that up to 4 million young Australians will be involved in some way with National Youth Week at live events or ‘virtually’, through the National Youth Week website,”

“National Youth Week is the single largest and most popular youth celebration in Australia. It remains this way because it’s run by young people, for young people.

“The week gives all young Australians aged between 12 and 25 hundreds of opportunities. Youth can organise and attend live events, enter Internet competitions, showcase their talents and celebrate the contributions they make to the community.

“No matter where young people are or what they’re interested in, there’s sure to be a way for them to help us ‘Bring It On!'” Mr Anthony said.

What: Free Public Concert to launch National Youth Week 2002

When: 1pm to 4pm, Sunday April 7

Where: Darling Harbour, Sydney