HIN­KLER MP KEITH PITT

NewsMail - - YOUNG PEOPLE IN POLITICS -

THERE is al­ways a por­tion of the com­mu­nity which is very pas­sion­ate about pol­i­tics and this ex­tends to young adults. Of­ten it is be­cause of some­thing that has di­rectly af­fected them.

I be­lieve it is im­por­tant for young adults to have an un­der­stand­ing of the three dif­fer­ent lev­els of govern­ment and the ar­eas of re­spon­si­bil­ity of each. Ev­ery per­son aged 18 and over has a demo­cratic right, and a re­spon­si­bil­ity, to take part in the par­lia­men­tary process through elec­tions.

Peo­ple are given an op­por­tu­nity to have their say and I be­lieve they should ex­er­cise that right. One of the re­forms im­pact­ing 18–25year-olds in­cludes a pack­age of higher ed­u­ca­tion re­forms passed through the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives last month which will give stu­dents more choice, help boost stu­dent out­comes, and bet­ter value for tax­pay­ers.

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