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Media Release by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Coalition delivering for young people in Canning

Federal Member for Canning, Don Randall, took Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, to the Fairbridge Village today to see first hand the work that they do.

“Fairbridge Village runs the Pathways for Young People project, which helps young people develop their skills to become contributors and leaders in their communities,” Mr Randall said.

“Projects such as those run by Fairbridge, which has received $300,000 in Federal funding over three years, are all about recognising and using the often untapped skills and potential of our young people,” Mr Randall said.

Mr Anthony also spoke to 200 youth workers and young people at the Youth Affairs Conference hosted by the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia.

“$20,000 has been provided by the Coalition Government for this event. Conferences such as this give young people a voice to articulate to government and the community about their concerns and opinions.

“The clear message I get from young people around the country is that we need to nurture their skills, help them to develop their self-esteem and provide opportunities for them to succeed in life.

“I have a commitment to consulting and communicating with young Australians and conferences such as are a great way for me to heard first have from youth representatives.

“The Coalition Government recognises that young people are Australia’s future and we are determined to give them the best possible opportunities to become the happy, healthy adults of tomorrow,” Mr Anthony said.