Richard Schonell


I am one of Y Vote’s resident psephologists (political nerds). While I don’t believe Australia’s political system is broken, I do think it could work much better. That’s where Y Vote comes in. 

My two greatest passions are Australian politics and social justice. I am a proud Sydney-sider who somehow found himself living in the equally cool but much hotter city of Brisbane. I’ve got an arts degree, law degree and a masters in human rights, and am lucky enough to have worked closely with Members of Parliament from two major political parties on justice and equity issues. I currently live in the awesome inner-city suburb of West End and work at a brilliant law firm dedicated to fighting for people’s rights.