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Background

In 1999, the Australian Gas Association established a trust fund to pursue educational
activities in connection with the Australian gas industry. The trust is now called the Australian
Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) and maintains the objectives of providing funding for education,
professional development and research in the gas industry.

Objectives

The objectives of AGIT are to contribute to the advancement of study, education and research in the gas industry and related fields and to recognise and support excellence in those fields.
    • Contributing to the personal and professional development of individuals in the gas industry and related fields and encouraging them to pursue expertise for the benefit of the gas industry.

    • Awarding prizes for excellence in those fields.

    • Supporting scholarship in those fields including the grant of scholarships and other
      monetary assistance.

    • Promoting research and invention in those fields.

    • Providing financial assistance to those studying or undertaking research in those fields.

    • Dissemination of information in those fields, including by conferences lectures
      and publications.

    • Promoting an understanding of those fields.

    • Seeking donations for the Trust.

    Activities

    Each year AGIT conducts the Overseas Study Tour and Gas Speak. In addition, AGIT invites funding proposals from organisations involved in the Australian natural gas industry on projects consistent with the AGIT objectives.  AGIT provides educational opportunities, including international travel, for young people in the gas industry and conducts Gas Speak, a popular annual event that provides young people with skills in communication, liaison and chairing and participating in meetings. In addition, AGIT invites funding proposals from organisations involved in the Australian natural gas industry on projects consistent with the AGIT objectives.