Long Tan Award

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26 September 2017

The Battle of Long Tan holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Australians. In recognition of one of the defining moments in Australian military history, in August 2006 the then Prime Minister announced that it would be fitting to name the awards the ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership & Teamwork Awards. It is also a fitting tribute to the Long Tan veterans, as the very traits they demonstrated such as determination, mateship, MacKillop Catholic Regional College student Justyn Green is presented with the Long Tan Award by Major Terry Fulton, with college principal Rory Kennedyteamwork, tenacity, compassion and leadership, are the same attributes we hope to encourage and recognise in students.

Major Terry Fulton congratulated Year 12 student at Mackillop Catholic Regional College, Werribee, Justyn Green for his outstanding efforts in raising awareness of mental health issues. After experiencing loss of those close to him, Justyn decided to raise awareness and funds for headspace.

Justyn used his interest as a DJ to organise a live music event in Geelong to help raise money for headspace Geelong and awareness around the serious issues related to mental health. Through this event he raised over $2,000.

Early next year he and fellow students, Brad Carlton and Josh Sloan, will be riding to Sydney to once again raise some much-needed funds for Headspace Geelong and continue to raise public awareness about mental illness.