Youth vote crucial for Ipswich Greens
THE Greens in Ipswich were targeting the youth vote in the crucial final days of campaigning, hosting a live band night at Studio 188 on Thursday.
Greens candidate for Ipswich, Pat Walsh told the crowd of about 50 young people that he believed there would be a Greens Premier in the next 20 years and he hoped one of the people in the room was that person.
"Particularly young people are seeing that The Greens are a viable choice for the future and inevitably their time is coming and at every election we are taking a step towards that," Mr Walsh said.
"I am a father and I've got three kids between 15 and 23 and I want them to live in a world of hope with a future.
"Across Ipswich we've got youth unemployment at 18% and a lot of social issues in Ipswich and people need to have hope for the future."
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Mr Walsh said cuts to disability services, jobs, the economy, renewable energy and public transport were issues for Ipswich youth.
The crowd also supported The Greens' plan to put daylight savings in Queensland to a referendum. He said the evening aimed to encourage youth engagement in politics.
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