Do you see yourself as a future leader? Join Jason on the Black Cat Track

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP is calling for young people to be a part of the 2013 Mateship Trek – The Black Cat Track.


The Mateship Trek is a youth leadership program created by Federal MPs, Jason Clare (Blaxland-Labor) and Scott Morrison (Cook-Liberal).

It brings together young people from different walks of life, to walk in the footsteps of Australian Military heroes.

Three years ago Jason took young people from our local area across the Kokoda Track.

Last year he took young people to Borneo to walk the Sandakan Death March.

In April next year he is taking young people from our local area to Papua New Guinea over the Anzac Day period to walk the Black Cat Track. It will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the campaigns fought between Wau and Salamaua in 1943.

“I encourage all young people who see themselves as future leaders of our community to join me – this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“Mateship Trek is all about three things – raising money for charity, raising awareness of our military history and building friendships between young people from different backgrounds,” Mr Clare said.

Young people aged between 17 to 25 have until the end of September to apply to be a part of the 2013 Mateship Trek. For more information on how to apply call Jason’s office on 9790 2466.

Media contact: Chris Zogopoulos 9790 2466