Morgan, 16, NT

“I wish the government would recognise how it feels to be a young woman Australian living in a culture where women and young people are often considered as less qualified to have political/social opinions on the issues facing us today.

Rarely do I see my views and the views of my peers expressed by male politicians, and rarely do I see female politicians contribute without being ridiculed, insulted or questioned by male politicians for reasons that are irrelevant to the discussion, and irrelevant to their ability to make decisions as leaders and representatives.”