7NEWS Young Achiever Awards - NSW/ACT

Patron’s Message

As I travel around NSW, I am fortunate enough to meet and chat with young people who are doing incredible things. I am always struck by their remarkable achievements. It is an absolute honour to celebrate the contributions you are making across the state.

I’m also proud to be a member of a government that is investing in the next generation. Acquiring skills sets young people up for a great future. That’s why the NSW Government will offer 100,000 free apprenticeships, as part of an unprecedented level of support.

To those thinking about a trade, I encourage you to make the most of this unique opportunity.

To those whose stories are being celebrated tonight, I offer you a hearty congratulations.


The Hon. John Barilaro, MP
NSW Deputy Premier