Imogen, 20, TAS

“I’m Tasmanian and very proud of my home. I wish the government knew that our experiences are different from someone on the mainland. My community suffers due to a lack of some opportunities, however thrives in the way it is so very kind. After all, Tasmanians give more to charity as a percentage of their income than any other state.

We may not have a shiny corporate city centre or millions of people – but we have a fantastically tight knit community, a developing arts scene and a stunning natural environment. These things are not always measurable; they don’t always raise revenue or literacy levels. But our lives are rich despite our economic status, and we’ll only get richer by playing to these strengths.”