Young People and Democracy
The latest stage of our research has culminated in the publication of a research paper, Youth Federal Election Voting Intentions: A Statistical and Graphical Analysis of Newspoll Quarterly Data 1996-2010, on 23 July 2011.This paper was authored by Dr Ron Brooker.
This exciting new research shows that young people are having a profound influence on the electoral landscape; an influence that has gone largely unrecognised. The Australian has published an article by Eric Sidoti, Director of the Whitlam Institute which provides his analysis of the research. The full report is available to download below:
Originally, Young People Imagining a New Democracy was a collaborative project between the Whitlam Institute and the UWS Office of University Engagement, with the generous support of the Foundation for Young Australians.
Throughout it's various stages, the project has been designed and developed in collaboration with a number of organisations, in addition to the Foundation for Young Australians, that work with and for young Australians, principally:
Inspire Foundation-Act Now
Youth Action and Policy Association
NSW Commission for Children and Young People
Youth Coalition of the ACT
Three publications came out of the first phase of this project, which are all available for download:
Prepared by Philippa Collin, Policy Manager at the Inspire Foundation, August 2008
Prepared by Dr Mike Horsley and Dr Debra Costley, October 2008
Prepared by Dr. James Arvanitakis and Siobhan Marren, PhD candidate, University of Western Sydney, January 2009