- Young people and community leaders to attend the Guthoo (we are one) Youth Summit in Kalgoorlie.
- Guthoo Youth Summit will hear directly from Kalgoorlie-Boulder youth about their hopes, fears and aspirations for their future.
- The summit will explore solutions for issues affecting youth in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, who are some of the most vulnerable young people in Western Australia.
Young people and community leaders will gather in Kalgoorlie today for the Guthoo Youth Summit to discuss the best way forward to improve the lives of young First Australians in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion will attend the summit to listen to youth that have been instrumental in leading the Kalgoorlie Youth Project culminating in the summit today.
“The Kalgoorlie Youth Project is significant as it is the first comprehensive youth project in Kalgoorlie designed and led by youth.
“The Commonwealth Government proudly invested in the youth project and the Guthoo Youth Summit to support Kalgoorlie-Boulder youth to discuss the challenges they face, share their aspirations and to inform community leaders about how all levels of government and service providers can do a better job for them,” Minister Scullion said.
“It’s important as a government that we clearly demonstrate how serious we are – that we aren’t ‘gammon’ – when it comes to addressing the issues affecting their lives.
“I attended the leader’s summit in 2016 where it was clear that participants were talking about local youth but not talking with them, particularly the disengaged youth in the region. The summit will address the early survey results from the Kalgoorlie Youth Project, a local research project involving a broad section of youth aimed at better understanding their experiences and aspirations in the community.
The Commonwealth has followed through on its commitment to stronger engagement with youth. We continue to progress priorities for Kalgoorlie Boulder including getting First Australians into employment and supporting Indigenous business development in the city.
“Ultimately, it will be the people living in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder region and community leaders working together to address local issues and build meaningful relationships with young people and their families.
“I commend the young leaders who have worked to make this summit a reality. Their leadership and commitment to their community is crucial to driving change,” Minister Scullion said today.