By Paige Burton
What would society look like if we saw young people’s opinions as a product of their values and experiences and not just of their age?
Australian Youth Representative to the UN, Paige Burton, reported back at #Progress2017 on her ongoing consultations with tens of thousands of young people across Australia. The top issues identified were:
- Housing Affordability
- Climate change
- LGBT rights
- People seeking asylum
- Gender equality
Paige finishes her speech with a call to action:
Progress isn’t a convenient side effect of time. It’s a direct result of communities working together to the values we share. It’s your job to build that community – one where young people feel celebrated, supported and powerful.
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