NSW Government funding will help young people in [the Lismore electorate to get involved in local events next month when NSW celebrates Youth Week 2012 (April 13 – 22), Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George said today.

Mr George said funding has been provided to all local councils in NSW, including:

“Youth Week is a great way to acknowledge the creative and inspiring young people living in the electorate,” said Mr George.

“For people aged 12 to 25, it’s an opportunity to express their ideas, plan action on issues affecting their lives, and create their own entertainment.

“This funding will support local councils to work together with young people to stage fun and thought-provoking events.

“I encourage all young people to get involved in Youth Week 2012 and make their voices heard.”

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello MP, the Minister responsible for youth affairs, said the theme of Youth Week 2012 is Imagine Create Inspire.

“Youth Week highlights the tremendous creativity and energy that young people bring to our community,” Mr Dominello said.

“It is vital that older generations support young people to be active in community life and decision-making, because we all benefit from fresh ideas and diverse perspectives.

“This year, every one of the 152 councils in NSW will share in a total of just over $260,000 to support local Youth Week events such as forums, debates, film festivals and music concerts.

“The NSW Government is proud to help young people express themselves and take action through Youth Week – I can’t wait to see what they come up with this year!”

For more information visit the Youth Week website at

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.