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“I wish the government knew the financial burden that competing in high level sport, volunteering, academics, or music puts on regional students and young people.”

Holly, 19, QLD
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“I wish the government knew the importance of having a permanent platform through which young people could express their opinions and be listened to.”

Georgia, 14, NSW
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“Perhaps I’m an idealist, but I believe in a future Australia where people from all orientations and gender identities are valued for who they are.”

Amos, 21, SA
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“Whether it’s the daily sexual harassment I can experience at my retail job, or a male student cutting me off while speaking in class, or one of the thousands of similar situations my female friends and I could experience, it all matters and it all negatively impacts a woman’s confidence and experience and her opportunities thereafter.”

Jordana, 21, QLD
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“Websites such as Centrelink or the ATO, though designed to be secure, are the opposite of user friendly, and people shouldn’t be forced to jump through hoops in order to receive the benefits they need and deserve.”

Reem, 20, SA
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“Railways are the sustainable option, being easy to run off of renewable sources, something which planes simply cannot offer, and cars cannot compete on over long distances. In urban areas, railways take cars off the road, again proving a more sustainable choice, as well easing the burden on a congested roads system, something which neither buses nor cars can do.”

Ned, 18, SA