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ACT Election Policy Map

 

The ACT Election Policy Map is a tool to help young people navigate the election.
It highlights key policies from ACT Election candidates, and how they plan to address issues that are important to young people of the ACT.

How the policy map was made:

This tool is a non biased compilation of responses from ACT Election candidates.
All parties and independent candidates were provided a list of questions, relating to ideas and topics that are areas of concern to many young people in the ACT.
Their responses have been collected and put together in this resource, which includes the candidate or party views on the issue, and policy commitments they have announced. Party responses are provided first (in alphabetical order), followed by individual candidates responses (in alphabetical order).

To navigate the policy map:

1. Click on a heading to read the full response from each party or candidate relating to that topic.
2. You can read the full response online, or download a PDF ‘snapshot’ of responses.
3. The responses will be updated online if we are provided with new information from the parties and candidates, so check in just before you vote and see what new information is available to inform your decision. 

Education

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- How will you address education equity in the ACT? 

Mental Health

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- How will you improve services and supports to assist young people with mental illness?
- How will you address gaps in the mental health system?

Housing & Homelessness

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- How will you address youth homelessness in the ACT?
- How will you improve housing affordability for young people?

Employment

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- How will you address youth unemployment and underemployment in the ACT?

Arts & Recreation

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- What is your position on lockout laws?
- How will you improve nightlife for young people?

Environment

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- What will you do to address environmental concerns in the ACT? 

Domestic, Family & Relationship Violence

We asked parties and candidates:
- How will you better support young people who are victims of domestic, family or relationship violence?

Transport

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- What is your position on light rail?
- How will you improve public transport in the ACT, specifically for young people?
- How will you improve road safety for young drivers?

Youth Participation

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- How will you improve youth participation in the ACT and include young people in the decision-making processes, specifically those who are under the legal voting age?

Disability

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- How will you improve services that support young people with disability?
- How will you support young people with disability who are not eligible for the NDIS?

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Young People

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- What will you do to close the gap in education, health, and housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the ACT?

Refugee & Asylum Seeker Young People

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- How will you improve services and support to young people from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds in the ACT?

Same-Sex Attracted & Gender Diverse Young People

We asked parties and independent candidates:
- What is your position on the rights for young people who identify as same sex attracted or gender diverse?
- How will you improve services and support to this population in the ACT?

 

Need more information about the election? 

Click on each of the following links for more useful information about the election
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Authorised by Emma Robertson, Youth Coalition of the ACT