Welcome to Eureka Street

back to site

Author: Katie Miller And Caitlin Meyer


    Youth are speaking, we're just not listening

    • Katie Miller and Caitlin Meyer
    • 29 June 2016

    'I'm doing it for my kids.' This is how some supporters of Brexit explained their position before the referendum. Yet 75 per cent of voters aged 18 to 24 voted to Remain. It seems the message from 'the kids' to older voters was 'thanks, but no thanks'. The same can be seen in domestic politics here in Australia. We often hear politicians and voters talk about the effects of a policy on future generations. Yet the issues of concern to young people themselves simply don't get much attention.