House debates

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Statements by Members

Creative Young Stars Program

1:58 pm

Photo of Deborah O'NeillDeborah O'Neill (Robertson, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I would like to take this opportunity to highlight a program that is available to every young Australian who might have a sense for a spirit of the creative and who are seeking funds to assist them to develop their creative skills or to represent their communities at events around Australia. This is the Creative Young Stars Program. It is the first round that is being offered—$23,500 for each electorate right across the country. Whether your talent is physics, debating, dance, drama or music, this is a program that is similar to sporting programs. Individuals can secure $500 to assist them with equipment or travel to extend and expand their capacities. If you are part of a group, up to $3,000 is available. Registration for this is with the department—'creative young stars' is the Google search which will bring you to the right spot. Every member in each electorate should be able to provide information about this fantastic financial support to enable our young local people to really advance their skills.

Photo of Ms Anna BurkeMs Anna Burke (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

In accordance with standing order 43, the time for members' statements has concluded.