Where do young people stand on climate change, the economy, political leadership, and the state of the world? In this special episode of Democracy Sausage Mark Kenny and Amy Remeikis chat to a panel of young voters about the issues that matter to them.
Why was the Australian election dominated by franking credits and did people know what they are? Who should lead Labor into the next election? And will Trump get re-elected? Those are just some of the issues tackled by Mark Kenny and Amy Remeikis of The Guardian Australia with a special panel of ANU students – Noah Yim, Marvin Vestil, Gil Rickey, and Olivia Ireland.
Mark Kenny is a Senior Fellow in the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the university after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times.
Amy Remeikis is a political reporter for Guardian Australia. She has covered federal politics, Queensland politics, crime, court, and garden shows during her career, working for radio and newspapers, most recently for Fairfax Media. She was an inaugural nominee of the Young Walkley awards.
Noah Yim studies Law and International Relations at the ANU. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the ANU student media organisation, Woroni.
Marvin Vestil is an International Relations student at the ANU with an interest in Southeast Asian relations. Marvin is a student on exchange from the United States, where he attends the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Gil Rickey is a History and International Relations student at the ANU. Gil has spent a considerable amount of his university career at ANU student media outlet Woroni as a radio producer and digital marketing officer.
Olivia Ireland is a student at the ANU.
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