Youth invited to debate how they can make a difference to global issues in the May Dollars and Sense website forum

5 May 2003

The chair of this month’s very special DollarsandSense website Forum is guest, James Unsworth, Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year. 

James Unsworth was named 2002 Gold Coast Young Citizen of the Year for his work as President of the United Nations Students’ Association, and is dedicated to educating and informing young Australians about important global issues and world affairs.  James participated in the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was selected as one of 15 young people worldwide to represent global youth opinion.

To ask James a question or to add a comment, students between the ages of 14 to 21 are invited this month to log on to the forum.  Topics for discussion include:

  • International business and culture – How important is awareness of cultural behaviour to international trade?
  • Global sustainability – World economies are pitted against each other in competition for limited resources.
  • How can I make a difference? James shares his experiences with the United Nations community, as he tries to make a difference. 

Dollars and Sense is a website developed by the Commonwealth Bank to help young people develop money management skills.  The website offers concise, objective, and practical information about a range of money matters.

Upcoming Forum Guests:
June - Superannuation expert, Peter Hogan.
A business and maths worksheet using Superannuation case studies will be available on the website for teachers to download later this month. 
July – Starting Up a Business? Entrepreneur and communications student, Ainsley Gilkes, speaks to young people about setting up their own business.  

Media Contact:
Dawn Willis
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