Oliver Yates last night hit the town as a hosted guest at a student night at the Hawthorn Hotel.
The night was a roaring success with many young voters brimming with excitement at the prospect of an independent member of Parliament.
Young people will likely shape the outcome of this election. Many more had already enrolled to take part in the marriage equality survey last year and are extremely disillusioned with our current politics.
The biggest issue for young people is climate change, with the impacts of the rising temperatures around the world likely to hit young people the hardest.
Last night’s event saw scores of young people delighted to see that there was a normal and engaging person wanting to represent them in parliament. Mr Yates was invited up to join the DJ and play some tunes for the excited crowd on the dance floor.
Oliver Yates said, it was wonderful to get out amongst the young and vibrant people of our community, and have fun and chat about the issues on their mind in this election.
“Too many people accuse young people of having no interest in politics, but the real problem is that too many of our leaders are too aloof to relate with younger people, and assure them that they have their best interests at heart.
“The Liberal Party has completely ignored the threat of climate change and is passing a poison pill to our younger generation to have to deal with.
“Too many young people cannot get enough work and cannot afford to leave home, let alone buy a house, so they’re obliged to stay living with their parents. They are saddled with HECs debt and the competition for jobs is intense.
“It was so much fun chatting with the young people last night. They are intelligent, engaged and proudly independent. As a father, my heart goes out to them. If we give these people a voice and listen to their concerns, our future will be safe in their hands. Kooyong kids are alright”, said Mr Yates.
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