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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.
There has been a lot in the news lately about marriage equality in Australia and it can be overwhelming to even know where to start. Here is a breakdown on what has gone on, what we might be seeing in the future, and how you can have your say.
Go further than having an opinion: Join folks from Western Sydney University and Google Australia for this is a unique opportunity.
Five reasons why not voting is a total missed opportunity for you.
Whether you are politically savvy, slightly aware of Australia’s political landscape or have no idea on how to vote or who to vote for, we’ve collected a bunch of tools to help you make an informed decision this election.
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"I'm a first year out teacher who wants to know what the parties will do for early childhood education and primary/ secondary education. I work in a very political field, however I get confused about what the parties will do about it post-election if they are elected into office."
"Which major party has the best maternity/parental leave policy?"
"Is there a website that sums up the policies of the different people we can vote for? Coming from an agricultural background, there are a few things I would like to weigh up, but Im not sure who's offering what."
"Is there any info on this site about medical research and funding for research?"
Here’s 7 inspiring facts that you need to know that counter the key reasons for not voting.
"...we cannot control what happens in America, and our nation's ability to adapt and what decisions we make in the face of a changing America will be driven by our own election. Therefore the youth of Australia should try to temper that energy and curiosity to our own political system"
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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.
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"Choosing not to vote, means you are walking away from an opportunity to make the country better for yourself and for others."
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