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The Young Australian of the Year Award is broadened

12 March 2008

The National Australia Day Council has broadened the age bracket for the Young Australian of the Year Award to include all Australians aged 16 - 30 years.

The Young Australian of the Year Award recognises youth who are outstanding and exceptional young Australians. In recent years, the award was only open to those aged 16 - 25 years.

"The Young Australian of the Year Award is about celebrating youth who show great enthusiasm and passion in their chosen field," said Tam Johnston, National Manager of the Australian of the Year Awards.

"We believe that people in their twenties are establishing themselves in their field and by broadening the age bracket, we are really giving them a chance to shine and an opportunity for these youth to be acknowledged for their work while still in their younger years."

Nominations are now open for the Australian of the Year Awards 2009 and everyone is encouraged to nominate someone who you believe have made an outstanding contribution to our community.