Senate debates

Tuesday, 28 November 2023

Statements by Senators

Youth Voice in Parliament Week

1:59 pm

Photo of Nick McKimNick McKim (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I'm here to raise the voice of 18-year-old Tasmanian Aisha Bissett. Aisha says this:

To create a safe and prosperous future for Australians, those in power need to prioritise climate action.

Climate change is having enormous ecological, economic and humanitarian consequences, exacerbating issues like homelessness, food insecurity, poverty and global conflict.

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We need change. We need stronger transparency, accountability, and community voices in the room where it happens.

You in power need to listen and respond to the issues facing your people and commit to the solutions.

Hear, hear! Aisha, we need more people like you in this place.

Photo of Sue LinesSue Lines (President) Share this | | Hansard source

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