I’m a 19 year old from Adelaide, Australia who lived in London for a year spending all the money I had on trips to Europe and take-away Indian food. I’ve always felt a strong advocacy for social justice and a waning loyalty towards the United Kingdom as a citizen of a Commonwealth Realm.
Although I’ve had offers to join all 4 major Australian political parties, I dislike all of them equally. I would probably be described as left-wing, but mostly just like to debate with people that I see as purposefully ignorant or intolerant. I like to understand the issues fully before I contemplate my view on it, though will probably be better at identifying a problem over offering a concrete solution.
I believe in reform over revolution, active diplomacy, environmental protection, and less government interference in the daily lives of it’s citizens. I find admirable qualities in almost every leader I read about so don’t think I could find one politician I believed to be 100% great, however I am a big fan of Don Dunstan and Robert Gordon-Menzies, two powerhouse leaders of Australian politics on two opposing political spectrums.
I don’t think people should read too much into quotes to define a person’s ideas or views, but a good one would have to be “Anything can be a drinking game if you believe”
I’m a future student of Law and International Studies and a past scholar at the Global Young Leader’s Conference, but don’t hold any of those against me.