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Queensland Government Allocates $2.6 Million to Empower African Youths: A Historic Move

by  Africa Media Australia

The Afriqueensland Awards ceremony that took place on Saturday May 4, 2024 witnessed a pivotal moment as Hon. Cameron Dick MP, Deputy Premier and Treasurer of Queensland, stood before an audience buzzing with anticipation. The occasion marked a historic announcement by the Queensland government, promising a substantial boost to support African youths across the state. The announcement was met with gratitude and applause, echoing the sentiment of many stakeholders who had tirelessly advocated for this crucial step forward.


Deputy Premier Cameron Dick at the Afriqueensland awards posing with a community member


In a gesture of recognition and appreciation, Hon. Cameron Dick, representing the Queensland government, extended gratitude to all those who had contributed to this significant milestone. The $2.6 million funding allocation represents more than just a financial commitment; it symbolizes a collective effort towards empowering and uplifting African youths, with a particular emphasis on steering them away from the pitfalls of the criminal justice system.

The Queensland African Youth Support Council, a key player in advocating for the needs of African youth in the region, stands to benefit immensely from this injection of funds. Their tireless efforts to provide support, guidance, and opportunities for African youths across Queensland have garnered widespread acclaim and recognition.


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The significance of this funding cannot be overstated. Beyond the monetary value, it represents a beacon of hope for many young Africans facing systemic challenges and barriers to success. When utilized effectively, this funding has the potential to create tangible and lasting change in communities throughout Queensland, offering pathways to education, employment, and social integration.

Congratulations poured in for all the award recipients, whose contributions to their communities have not gone unnoticed. Their dedication and commitment serve as inspirations for others and underscore the importance of community-driven initiatives in fostering positive change.



As Queensland embraces diversity and inclusivity, this landmark funding announcement stands as a testament to the government’s commitment to supporting marginalized communities and building a more equitable society for all. With this investment, Queensland takes a bold step towards ensuring that every young person, regardless of background, has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

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