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Heywire Regional Youth Summit hits Canberra next week

Thursday 06 February, 2020

After a nationwide search, 18 inspiring young changemakers have been selected by ABC’s Heywire to head to Canberra to present their ideas to Australia’s leaders at Parliament House.
Hailing from across regional Australia, Heywire’s 2020 Trailblazers come from all walks of life and were chosen for their ideas and passion for creating social change in their local communities. The group of young people have started projects tackling issues such as mental health, racism, Indigenous employment, land preservation and more.
ABC’s Trailblazers will attend Heywire’s Regional Youth Summit in Canberra next week, where they will hone their ideas, develop their projects and receive mentorship, before presenting them to Members of Parliament, Senators and community leaders at the end of the week. 
The Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, says “The Federal Government is proud to support the ABC Heywire and Trailblazer programs, which put rural and regional Australians at the centre of the conversations shaping their communities,
“It’s inspiring to see the passion and energy of these young leaders who want nothing but the best for regional Australia. They’ll be looking at how they can help improve mental health, education, agriculture, Indigenous health and remote small businesses in rural and regional centres. This year’s Heywire winners and Trailblazers are strong, capable ambassadors for their local regions and each year they inspire me with their ideas and solutions to local issues. I’m delighted my department is an ongoing sponsor of this important event and I look forward to meeting participants next week.”

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