- Call goes out for young Western Australians aged 18-25 to join State Government-funded tour commemorating the Centenary of Armistice
- Tour will raise awareness of the sacrifices made by Australians in World War I
The State Government has invited young Western Australians aged 18 to 25 years to apply for a once-in-a-lifetime tour of France to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice, on November 11, 2018.
Up to eight young people will join a 10-day tour visiting battlegrounds and other sites of historical significance from World War I - also known as the Great War.
Veterans Issues and Youth Minister Peter Tinley said the State Government-led initiative aimed to improve understanding of the role of Australians and Western Australians during the Great War.
The WA Centenary of Armistice Tour will give participants the chance to exchange ideas and experiences, and share their learnings with their communities when they return home.
Applicants must respond to questions about the importance of World War I to Australia in written or audiovisual formats.
Participants will be chosen on the basis of their interest and connection to Armistice, and on how they will engage with the WA community about the centenary celebrations before and after the tour.
People from diverse communities are urged to apply. The closing date is Friday, April 6. For more information, visit https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/about/projects-and-programs
Comments attributed to Veterans Issues and Youth Minister Peter Tinley:
"On November 11 this year, it will be exactly 100 years since the declaration of the Armistice that ended the Great War.
"Armistice was a crucial turning point in world history and ended many years of sacrifice for Western Australians both at home and on the battlefront.
"It is important that an understanding of the Great War's impact on our society, and the broader arena of world affairs, is carried through the generations.
"The WA Centenary of Armistice Tour is one way to ensure the contributions of Western Australians to the security of our nation are never forgotten.
"I urge all eligible young Western Australians to apply for this unique opportunity."
Minister's office - 6552 5300