BUNDABERG MP LEANNE DONALDSON
I ENCOURAGE all young people to get involved in politics and be informed on the issues that affect them. These young people are our future and their views are important.
Recently we saw more than 20,700 Queenslanders aged 18–25 enrol with the Electoral Commission for the postal survey on same-sex marriage – this shows how young people are engaged with politics.
I was lucky to have a family that was very interested in politics, so my earliest memory of being political was when I was in primary school and I wrote a protest song about Malcolm Fraser. I’ve always had an awareness of how politics impacts the lives of young people and how many young people don’t realise the power they have – their vote.
In 2016 we saw the formation of the Bundaberg Region Youth Council giving the Bundaberg youth a voice in our community.