The 2012 series of the DEFENCE2020 Youth Challenge program is now complete. 10 cities around Australia hosted the program in 2012 with record number of schools and students attending.

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News Archive

  • 10/11/2011 Defence 2020 National Youth Challenge 2011
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  • 10/11/2011 Defence 2020 Youth Challenge Series 2011
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  • 19/05/2011 Defence 2020 Youth Challenges Under Way
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  • 20/04/2011 Gearing Up for Defence 2020 Youth Challenges in 2011
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  • 01/12/2009 Indigenous Youth Challenge, Katherine - Series 2009
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  • 17/09/2009 Defence 2020 National Youth Challenge, Canberra - Series 2009
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  • 28/07/2009 Defence 2020 Youth Challenge Series 2009 Now Complete
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  • 05/12/2008 Defence 2020 National Youth Challenge, Canberra
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  • 20/11/2008 Defence 2020 Civics and Citizenship National Youth Challenge
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  • 06/11/2008 2008 Challenges complete
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Teacher's Guide

View the Teacher Guide to the interactive learning modules on this website

New Resources

Studies Issue 2/2012

View 'How has the Australian Defence Force influenced Australian identity? Kokoda Case Study' on the Links and Resources page.



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ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership & Teamwork Awards

 ADF LogoThe ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards are available annually to every school in Australia with students in Years 10 or 12. They are awarded to recognise students who demonstrate leadership, teamwork and a commitment to service within both the school and the broader local community. Year 10 winners receive $250 and Year 12 winners receive $550.
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