#ausvotes #kidsdebate on climate, internships, invasion and treaty, gender pay gap – @takvera

John Englart

John Englart

Citizen journalist at No Fibs
John Englart has always had a strong social and environmental focus and over the past 10 years climate change science, climate policy and climate protest have become an increasingly important and primary focus of his work as a citizen journalist.
John Englart
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John Englart
I am involved in various Moreland-based community groups including Sustainable Fawkner where I blog on local and sustainability issues, Climate Action Moreland and Moreland Bicycle Users Group. I am also a member of Friends of the Earth, off and on, since 1976, and wrote the contribution on the Rides Against Uranium in the 1970s for the Friends of the Earth Australia book to mark the 30-year anniversary of FoE – 30 Years of Creative Resistance.
Photo by Tiina Hufton (@Thufton ) /twitter

Photo by Tiina Hufton (@Thufton ) /twitter

Some probing questions asked by youth reporters live with Barnaby Joyce Nationals Member for New England, Greens Senator Larissa Waters and Labor’s Amanda Rishworth MP at a debate organised by Crinkling News, a new weekly newspaper for youth in Australia

Our youth are the next generation of voters and their concerns need to be listened to and and answered. The questions were entertaining, probing and refreshing and the debate far more edgy than the leaders debate between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten or the National Press Club Environment Debate between Greg Hunt and Mark Butler.

Maybe we need to have more kids debates and ensure their voices are heard?

The debate starts about 6 minutes into the facebook video and lasts about 49 minutes:


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