Tagged Sexting

Tagged, a short film to help educate young people about cyberbullying, sexting and protecting their digital reputation, has been launched by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy. For more: http://www.minister.dbcde.gov.au/media/media_releases/2011/259

To watch the 20min film: http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/tagged/

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POSTED 4 Oct 2011
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Youth Survey

The Australian Youth Forum is conducting a review into the value and impact of the Australian Youth Forum. To conduct survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DL2MDCG

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POSTED 21 Sep 2011
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Lyrics Alter Thinking?

Pro-abortion promoter International Planned Parenthood Federation carries a report in its latest newsletter of new research shows that sexualised lyrics in popular music have an impact on the sexual behaviour and attitudes of adolescents.

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POSTED 21 Sep 2011
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Curriculum Help Needed

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority invites members of the education profession and other suitably qualified and experienced members of the community to express their interest in joining an Equity and Diversity Advisory Group for the next phase of curriculum development and preparation for implementation. The group will operate from early August 2011 through the end of 2012.Apply to info@acara.edu.au by 22 July at 5.00pm (AEST).

For more info: http://www.acara.edu.au/acara_update_12072011.html

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011
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WA Youth Parliament

More than 50 young West Australians have taken part last week in the 16th annual Youth Parliament at Parliament House which is coordinated by YMCA. Opening the Parliament Youth Minister Robyn McSweeney said: “The Youth Parliament program provides a forum for young people to debate issues, often the starting point for bringing about positive social change,” she said.

To apply to participate in the Youth Parliament: https://sites.google.com/a/youthparlwa.com/western-australian-youth-parliament-2-/Home/Applications

For info on the parliament: https://sites.google.com/a/youthparlwa.com/western-australian-youth-parliament-2-/Home

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011
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Tasmanian Youth Parliament

The Tasmanian Youth Parliament will be held in September 2011. Participants will form Government and Opposition and debate issues in state politics which are important to them. Besides a camp from Sept 4-10 participants will attend training days on July 30 in Launceston and July 31 in Hobart.

Applications for Youth Parliament 2011 are open from 22nd June until 22nd July. Applications can be submitted on http://bit.ly/yptas2011

For more on the Tasmanian Youth Parliament: http://www.youthparliament.org.au/

For Robyn McSweeney press release: http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Results.aspx?ItemID=142260

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011
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Left-Right Think-Tank

Left Right is seeking the direct participation of 120 young people over 18 months in a new 6-month education program that has been launched. They are also seeking the input of 1000s of young Australian through their consultation process to help “develop the roadmap for Australia’s future.” For more and to apply: http://www.leftright.org.au/policy-fellowships/

Also, Think Tank Left Right is seeking “outstanding people” to join their team as program director, finance director, Victorian state director and Victorian Business Manager. Applicants must be aged between 16 – 24 years of age at the time of application. For more: http://www.leftright.org.au/2011/05/volunteer-on-the-left-right-national-team/

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011
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Compass 2012 Nominations

Nominations are now sought for the Compass Programme for 2012. It is available to university students (or year 12 students about to go to uni) who are performing well in their studies, have a strong commitment to their faith and are keen to intelligently engage the world for Christ, demonstrate a high potential to be influential and strategic in their future profession. For more: http://www.compass.org.au/

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011
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Youth Awards

Nominations for the Young Australian of the Year Award 2012 are open. This award recognises active and inspirational young Australian’s who are making an outstanding contribution to our country. Nominations close 31 August 2011. To nominate and for more: http://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/nominate/

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011
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Scripture in Schools

Zania Weselloo reports in the July 2011 issue of the Southern River Free Reformed Church “City on a Hill News” of the ‘awesome opportunity’ to open God’s word in secular schools through the Christian Religious Education programme.

Action: to share in this opportunity speak to a CRE teacher or email the local area coordinator Patricia Olde on: jolde46@optusnet.com.au

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011
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