Get informed (without a politics degree)
We get to chat to young Australians about their areas of expertise, policies influencing their vote and how they keep informed and aware about issues through a mix of interviews, articles and vox pops. We're non-partisan and while we don't advocate any policies or positions, the people we chat to might (this is a good thing - the whole point of voting is deciding what leaders will implement policy that reflects your views). We encourage you to read and explore with a constructive and critical eye.
Interviews & Articles
A recent survey found that marriage equality was one of the key issues influencing young voters in this election. So, what are the policies of the major parties (and some of the smaller ones) on this issue?
Education is always one of the most contested battlegrounds between the two major parties. In this post you’ll see that they argue over the best ways to ensure there are enough places for all students and that these classes don’t cost you several (or at least too many) non-vital organs.
Clearly there is much work to be done (have you seen the Great Barrier Reef lately?). But gains have been restricted by the regressive and often vicious debates that have dominated the politics of climate change.
Young people today are facing a housing market that’s almost impossible to enter. Why?
Because housing in this country has become prohibitively expensive.
At the moment Australia’s broadband speed comes in at 60th in the world and slipping. Vote wisely. Your next Netflix and chill session is at stake.
Conversation can get pretty heated when it comes to Australia’s policies on asylum seeker, refugee and border security.If you have a view on refugees/asylum seekers/ border security, there is probably a political party that represents it your views and values.
With innovation and science shaping up as one of the key election battlegrounds, the Coalition will have to rely on more than just the fact its leader "virtually invented" the internet in Australia to impress voters.
Respectful conversation and debate is important for a healthy democracy. Through our vox pops we chat to young Aussies about what matters to them, how they get informed and other important stuff like who they would make PM if they had all the powers.
"I bet you there’s a candidate that has one particular or a few particular things in their platform that you definitely don’t want to see in office. If you can’t vote for something, vote strongly against something else."
"Choosing not to vote, means you are walking away from an opportunity to make the country better for yourself and for others."
"...nobody else enriches my life like a first class news anchor with maximum swag."