Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Young people have lost faith in politics

A new report indicates that a decline in the number of young Australians voting may be due to an erosion of confidence in the political process. [Not maybe, absolutely!!]

The report from the University of Western Sydney's Whitlam Institute is the first publication from an ongoing research project exploring how young people engage with the democratic process in Australia.

The Institute's director, Eric Sidoti, says young people are now more likely to connect with political causes rather than specific parties.

He says many young people appear to have lost faith in party politics.

"The scepticism ... appears to be driven in part by a sense that the big issues are bigger than any individual government, they are global issues, they lie in the hands of multinational corporations, global institutions," he said.

"It's not going to be enough for Australia to sign the Kyoto protocol, for example."

Quote: Certainly the issues are world politics, for instance look at the related documentary and you may never ever vote again or have any confidence in the government or the crown here in the commonwealth, which is the corporations. The problem does relate to multinational corporations and the power. However it's not just young people it is all the people who want more ice-cream flavours instead of just two nasty flavours in the two party prefered elections. Who goes into and ice-cream shop expecting two flavours only? Voters get a choice, the super wealthy or the wealthy. Not fair!!


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The Secret Rulers of the World
The Secret Rulers of the World - Present/Past [part 1 of 29] You Tube Video The source of most if not all our woes, revealed (from the present to the past): Connecting the dots through ~3000 years of revisionist human history, spanning from the time of the pharaohs, all the way up to the present dynasties creating the New World Order, in a quest to perfect the enslavement of mankind. From pirates to banksters, to the ruling elite, who run the world's finances, the media and cover both side of nearly every conflict or war: the world may make more sense after watching this. See additional episodes on the sidebar. In particular 9. The Secret Rulers of the World - The Queen and 12. The Secret Rulers of the World - The Cult of Amen and 13. The Secret Rulers of the World - Committee of 300 and 14. The Secret Rulers of the World - Rothschild. That truth will set you free.

NT election turnout lowest in 20 yrs
The raw final figures from the Northern Territory election have revealed the lowest level of voter turnout in at least the past two decades.

Labor’s intervention roll out contributes to low voter turn-out: campaigners
Anti-intervention campaigners in Alice Springs have today argued that a lack of confidence amongst Aboriginal people in the political process has contributed to the historically low voter turn-out in the NT government elections.

Central Land Council: Communities have their say on intervention
"The Central Land Council says a survey of people in Central Australian Aboriginal communities has given them a chance to voice their views on the Federal Government's emergency response in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities. The research was undertaken in six case study communities – Titjikala, Papunya, Yuendumu, Ali Curung, Kintore and Hermannsburg - between February and June this year with the help of local Aboriginal researchers. It focussed on the main measures of the intervention, including income management, housing repairs and maintenance, the abolition of CDEP, the introduction of store licensing, voluntary child health checks, increased police resources, the introduction of five year leases over communities, the roll out of government business managers and changes to the permit system."

See Central Land Council's Survey Report:
"Reviewing the Northern Territory Emergency Response: perspectives from six communities in Central Australia”

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