What issues in your community are important to you? What are you concerned about that is happening in your neighbourhood? Don’t forget that you can make a difference to the issues that matter to you just through voting! Make sure … Continue reading
Ever wondered what it’s like to work at the Parliament of Victoria or how laws are made in Victoria? Well, the Parliament of Victoria hosts tours for you are your classmates, and you can even get the chance to take … Continue reading
Did you know that The Big Issue helps to make a difference to the lives of the homeless and disadvantaged people through creating jobs? Check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Big-Issue/108507715840510# The Big Issue is also running workshops in schools to raise … Continue reading
In the UK, everyone over the age of 18 is supposed to have the equal right to vote. However, during my first experience of voting in 2010, some people seemed to think that younger people on the roll should not … Continue reading
Did you know that the Australian Electoral Commission through its Divisional Electoral Commission offices has a school and community visits program? Have a look at http://www.aec.gov.au/Education/services/School_Com_Visits.htm
This image is from the Lowy Institute second annual report on Gen Y and political disengagement. Less than half of young people ages 18-29 believed that ‘democracy is preferable to any other kind of government’. What do you think?