NSW students can apply for Premier’s Anzac Ambassadors Program

Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams says it is important for young students to understand and commemorate the great sacrifices the Anzacs made in foreign wars.

Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams says it is important for young students to understand and commemorate the great sacrifices the Anzacs made in foreign wars.

Local surf clubs to benefit from funding boost

Surf Life Saving Clubs across our area will soon share in a $4 million boost to club facilities funding.

From nippers to seniors, surf club members put their lives on the line to patrol our beaches, saving the lives of locals and visitors. 

This $4 million boost will allow for improved access for volunteer lifesavers. More than $24 million has been allocated in the past decade to make facilities more safe, accessible and secure.

The clubs are home base for all age groups to learn about and contribute to water safety. In 2016/17 volunteer surf lifesavers performed about 5000 rescues, 126,000 preventative actions and 15,750 first aid treatments.

Anzac Ambassadors Program Applications Open 

Six young people from NSW will travel to historic battlefields in Greece and Israel as part of the 2017 Premier’s Anzac Ambassadors Program.

I encourage local students to apply for the program for the chance of a lifetime to retrace the steps of our Anzacs who gave so much for our country. It is important for young students to understand and commemorate the great sacrifices the Anzacs made in foreign wars.

This journey to key First World War battlegrounds is a chance for students to deepen their understanding of the events and contributions made by young men and women that shaped our nation.

The six successful applicants will travel to Lemnos in Greece and to Israel, for the centenary of the Charge of the Fourth Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba, as part of a two-week tour sponsored by ClubsNSW.

Applicants must submit a 1000-word essay on: Why is the Centenary of Anzac important for modern Australia and what lessons are learned from the Battle of Beersheba in 1917?

The tour leaves Sydney on October 24, and returns November 5. Applications close Monday, July 31. For more information visit clubsnsw.com.au/anzacambassadors or contact my office on 6584 0977.

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