Media Release by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Youth on the internet in e-Government Week

E-Government Week is a great time for young people to get on the internet and find out what Government services are available to them Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, said today.

“Two key Commonwealth Government websites are providing young people with a range of information and activities.

“With over 1000 visitors every day, the source ( is the most popular Government youth website. The site provides advice and information on careers, money, exams and study and lifestyle issues as well as plenty of youth news, events and fun things to do.

“A new web forum called “Talk it Up” is one of the most popular parts of the site. It is a great way for young people to express themselves and share their opinions with each other.

the source also provides a vehicle for young people to have their voice heard by the Commonwealth Government. The site encourages feedback which ensures the Government stays in touch with young people.

“Another great website for young people and people interested in youth affairs is the Commonwealth Government’s Youth Portal (

“The Youth Portal is a one-stop shop for all youth services, research, policies, events and publications offered by the Commonwealth Government.

“The portal’s easy-to-navigate format makes it simple to find exactly what you are looking for, no matter which government department or agency the information comes from.

“The Youth Portal also enables youth sector networking and information sharing through the Youth.Comm online discussion forum.

“E-Government Week is all about celebrating our achievements in making information and resources even easier for people to access, which is just what these two websites do for young Australians.

“I encourage all young Australians to check out the source and the Youth Portal during
e-Government week,” Mr Anthony said.