Empowering leaders of Tomorrow

Civics, Youth & Democracy

Civic engagement and democratic values are core features of the Australian identity. That’s why we’re proud to support initiatives that encourage and inspire young people to help shape Australia’s future.


Bankstown Poetry Slam 

The largest regular poetry slam in the country and the first in Western Sydney, Bankstown Poetry Slam was founded by Western Sydney Uni students Ahmad Al Rady and Sara Mansour in 2013.

Through a regular program of performances, workshops and high school visits, BPS encourages self-expression through literature. 

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'What Matters?'
Writing Competition 

‘What Matters?’ is inspired by Gough Whitlam’s commitment to involving young people in shaping Australia’s future.

The Whitlam Institute's writing competition is open to school students from Years 5-12 and encourages them to develop a point of view on our society by asking them to answer the simple question: “What matters?” 

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Get Involved

Our continued support of these initiatives relies on the generous backing of our partners, donors, and corporate sponsors. 

Contact us today to find out how you or your organisation can get involved in our programs for young people.