Kate McBride calls for change in river country: @Jansant #FarrerVotes #Watergate #podcast

Kate McBride is a fifth-generation pastoralist and the daughter of Rob McBride, owner of Tolarno Station (@TolarnoStation) at Menindee in Western NSW. Together with her father she brought the ecological disaster unfolding on the Darling River to the world’s attention with a viral video of the Menindee fish kill. Kate spoke to Wayne Jansson (@Jansant) […]

An #AusVotes student and first time voter in #HigginsVotes: @adropex reports #ActiveDemocracy #YouthForFuture

Imi is 18 and a first-time federal election voter. She is currently completing Year 12 and is studying Australian Politics for VCE. She will be voting in the inner metropolitan seat of Higgins, in Melbourne. Imi has kindly agreed to answer some questions about the upcoming federal election. With no assumptions as to her knowledge […]

Nats give coal shoulder to #ClimateAction forum: @MilesProust reports on #CowperVotes

The Nationals have continued to show their indifference to young voters with newcomer candidate Pat Conaghan failing to appear at a climate forum held at the Coffs Harbour ex-services club last week in the NSW electorate of Cowper. The Nationals candidate was represented by a lump of coal, with organiser Lissa Rusanen stating: “The lump […]

An #AusVotes first timer talks #YouthForFuture and #ActiveDemocracy: @adropex reports

Tom is 19 and a first-time federal election voter. After completing school in 2017 he worked for a year doing whatever came his way. He is now at university, studying media and communications in the politics stream, and working nights on weekends at a pub. He will vote in the inner metropolitan seat of Macnamara, […]

Young voices no longer waiting to be heard: @StorerDylan comments on #YouthForFuture

Young people are angry, that’s our job. For decades, people my age have been shaking up the political establishment and making the world a better place. The anti-Vietnam War protests of the Sixties and Seventies, the Australian Freedom Ride which saw a bus packed with university students travel through and expose a racially segregated Australia, […]

Putting the voice of youth first: @JanB_QLD reports on #GriffithVotes #ClimateElection forum

On March 15 this year an estimated 10,000 Queensland students defied the prime minister and the state premier and took the day off school to protest about what they see is a concerning lack of action on climate change. They were joined by parents, unionists, and a host of activist organisations. Now they want to […]