A group of young Aboriginal people from far western New South Wales were among the first to meet new Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion.
Twenty Five young leaders from Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Menindee and Goodooga involved in the Murdi Paaki Aboriginal Young Leaders Project travelled to Canberra this week to participate in a range of activities including a meeting with Minister Scullion.
The Murdi Paaki Aboriginal Young Leaders Project helps participants to develop their potential to become leaders in their communities by increasing their knowledge and skills in community governance.
“It is wonderful to meet these young Aboriginal people who care about their communities and want to play a part in creating a better future for Aboriginal people in western NSW,” Senator Scullion said.
“We discussed a number of issues that the young leaders raised, including homelessness, education problems, drivers’ licences and support for community projects.
“These energetic and committed young Aboriginal Australians inspire confidence that the future is in good hands”, Senator Scullion said.
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