Youth affairs to go on the agenda

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Canberra is the only top youth electorate not held by Greens One of the biggest shocks of the 2022 federal election was witnessing a "Greens-slide" in conservative Queensland. When the Greens seized three Brisbane-based seats on May 21, they quadrupled their presence in the House of Representatives. The party now holds four of the top five "youth seats" - electorates with the highest population of people aged 18 to 29. The one exception? The seat of Canberra. And as the Labor government launches a new youth committee, The Canberra Times questions whether young Australians are the unforeseen political force that will turn Canberra from red to green. Lucas Walsh comments on the diversity of youth. 

Period3 Oct 2022

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Media contributions

  • TitleYouth affairs to go on the agenda
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletThe Canberra Times
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/10/22
    DescriptionCanberra is the only top youth electorate not held by Greens One of the biggest shocks of the 2022 federal election was witnessing a "Greens-slide" in conservative Queensland. When the Greens seized three Brisbane-based seats on May 21, they quadrupled their presence in the House of Representatives. The party now holds four of the top five "youth seats" - electorates with the highest population of people aged 18 to 29. The one exception? The seat of Canberra. And as the Labor government launches a new youth committee, The Canberra Times questions whether young Australians are the unforeseen political force that will turn Canberra from red to green. Lucas Walsh comments on the diversoty of youth. 
    Producer/AuthorLanie Tindale
    URLhttps://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7900476/the-top-youth-electorates-all-fell-to-the-greens-this-time-except-one-here-in-canberra/
    PersonsLucas Walsh

Keywords

  • Young people
  • Young Australians
  • Youth representation
  • Youth participation