Malcolm Turnbull is a bit of a dud who doesn't care about young people. That's Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young's conclusion after three weeks of the federal election campaign.
She thinks the next government should create a Youth portfolio and appoint a minister for youth, whose job it would be to represent in parliament the issues and concerns of people under 30.
“Young people care about the bigger issues such as global warming and a compassionate response to people seeking asylum. Unfortunately for Malcolm Turnbull, he’ll have to do more than swan around in his leather jacket to woo young voters at this election," Hanson-Young told BuzzFeed News.
Labor shadow minister for youth, Sam Dastyari, also backs the idea of a youth minister because he thinks young people aren't given the attention they deserve.
Check out our full live Facebook chat with Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young here.
Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.
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