When the postal survey on legalising same-sex marriage was announced, an extra 90,000 Australians registered to vote. And the upcoming 2019 election has seen the highest ever enrolment rate ever – 96.8%.
With 1.69 million of the 16.4 million Australians now registered, issues affecting young people should be high on the agenda. After all, we represent just over 10% of voters.
And yet, when we look at the policies, the way they are being pitched, and the focus of spending and programs – there’s little focus on the needs and aspirations of young people. Or is there?
What would YOU like to see in the big picture of your future?
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Rather than just hearing what the political parties want to tell us, we want to hear your perspectives:
- What’s important for you in the election?
- What are your frustrations?
- What do you want to see change?
We are creating a list of topics – but we’d love to hear from you. We’ve got:
- Climate change
- Housing affordability
- New Start
- Mental health
But if you have a topic you’d like to discuss, leave a comment below. Or just turn up on Thursday night and share your perspectives on #electionWIRE.