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“Many people believe that a healthy and valuable sharing of cultures is close to impossible. However, my life and my parents have taught me otherwise. My mixed heritage and ethnicity has taught that it is indeed possible to quite literally gain the best of both worlds: it is possible to learn about and flourish in two different cultures throughout one’s life.”

Jack, 16, NSW
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“Change is hard and in the last decade we’ve seen governments of every stripe struggle to implement big reforms. Its cliche but true that young people have a capacity to think long term, see the world as it could be and put a huge amount of energy into making it so.”

Tom, 24, TAS
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“Politicians of all parties must understand that the roots of youth disengagement stem from petty machinations that do nothing to reflect the diversity of us as people or our nuanced interests as citizens.”

Tasman, 24, QLD
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“I have lots of time off-duty to just have fun and be a dog, but I love my job and while my vest is on I need people to treat me the same as they would a piece of medical equipment. I should be able to go places without being stared at, stopped by strangers, or yelled at.”

Kirby, 23 (dog years), QLD.
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“Teachers have the job of preparing the next cohort of doctors, lawyers, engineers, writers, and stockbrokers for their chosen careers, yet our chosen career is looked down upon, when that important place in society should always be valued.”

Em, 20, QLD