BURNETT MP STEPHEN BENNETT
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.