BURNETT MP STEPHEN BEN­NETT

NewsMail - - YOUNG PEOPLE IN POLITICS -

I THINK we need to give young adults the credit they de­serve. Gen­er­ally speak­ing, I think they are en­gaged and are gen­uinely in­ter­ested in mak­ing mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tions to shape the fu­ture of this coun­try.

Hav­ing said that I would cer­tainly like to see more youth en­gage­ment and would wel­come any­thing to en­hance their in­ter­est and par­tic­i­pa­tion.

So­cial me­dia has of course be­come a pop­u­lar plat­form re­lied upon by young adults, so the likes of Face­book has be­come a vi­tal way for me to reach out to young peo­ple and hear di­rectly from them about the is­sues af­fect­ing them.

Ev­ery sin­gle vote is im­por­tant, whether you’re 18 or 80. With com­pul­sory vot­ing in prac­tice, it’s im­por­tant that young adults have a rea­son­able un­der­stand­ing of the is­sues af­fect­ing them.

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