Simon, 23, VIC

“It’s incredibly fustrating that somehow every issue has become political and our politics has become so polarised. From anti-bullying programs, to the urgent infrastructure needs of a city such Melbourne that’s growing by 100,000 people each year, to climate change and the very future of our planet’s survival.

It feels as though everything is an opportunity to come against something, attack the other side, no matter the policy, even if there is little separating our politicians, compromise isn’t an option, a political wedge will be found and further drive people apart.

I just wish our politicians would put down their swords and be the inspiring, hopeful leaders we need to take on the challenges we face as a nation.”