Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today welcomed an international campaign promoting the achievements of young Australians and the power of the nation’s education system to shape a career.
Culminating on 26 January 2015, Australia Day, the Future Chasers: Australian Experiences, Global Impact campaign profiles 19 young decision-makers helping to define the next generation’s success and influence.
The campaign will tell the stories of 15 young Australians and four international alumni from Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India.
Mr Robb, who recently returned from leading a 450-strong business mission to India, which included an alumni reception in Mumbai, said stories such as these helped promote to the world the high quality of Australia’s education offering.
“The young people in this diverse group are intelligent, imaginative and extraordinarily hard-working. They’re making positive contributions beyond their years at home and abroad in fields ranging from philanthropy to industry, from the arts to technology,” Mr Robb said.
“They are digitally savvy, tertiary educated and have a strong sense of community. Most of all, they have a determination to make a real mark and they are excellent role models for the strength of Australian education,” he said.
The Future Chasers campaign involves social media activity across the social media accounts of Australia Unlimited and Austrade.
Australia Unlimited has partnered with the not-for-profit Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and Australia’s international education brand, Future Unlimited, to launch the campaign.
Australia Unlimited is the national brand managed by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade). It aims to promote the skills and achievements of contemporary Australia to the rest of the world.
Jan Owen, CEO of FYA and a recipient of the Order of Australia for services to children and young people, said: “The Future Chasers are young Australians with an absolute sense of purpose going after things they want to see changed in the world. FYA is proud to work with such remarkable young people and to see their achievements showcased on the world stage.”
For more information about the Future Chasers campaign please visit www.australiaunlimited.com/futurechasers or email BrandAustralia@austrade.gov.au.
- Trade Minister's Office: (02) 6277 7420
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