I'm an energetic 20 year-old, who when not studying my second year of Commerce at Melbourne University is involved in sport, theatre and politics. Coming from a mixed-race family (my Mum is Singaporean-Indian); I've always had a keen interest in developing a greater world view and particularly love travelling overseas. Such a background has naturally led me into a life of political activism, where I'm particularly focused on energising young people into having a greater role in our national debates.
Christopher asked the question: “With a national conversation emerging about population pressures, what role does the "bush" have in alleviating pressure on our ever-growing cities. What specific measures could be taken to 1) incentivise people to live and work in the bush and 2) promote sustainable cities.”
Christopher asked the question: “Considering that Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor had a critical role in securing government for Julia Gillard and based much of their negotiations on advancing the cause of regional communities, has there been a tangible improvement in rebalancing the city-country debate?”
Christopher asked the question: “To put a further dampener on inflation and still promote economic growth and higher employment numbers, why aren't the government increasing investments in the supply-side sector, primarily transport infrastructure. WIth such measures, we can better ship our commodities to consumers in China and additionally ease some of the supply-side pressures evident in the traffic congestion and lack of public transport nationwide.”
Christopher asked the question: “Are current efforts by most politicians to engage with the Australian people via social media only token gestures? If so, how can we go about getting politicians to more effectively use social media and appreciate it as the emerging force in political communication.”