The Young Liberals have unveiled the latest weapon in their grassroots effort to oust the Gillard Government in September.
The Young Liberal Movement of Australia's Federal Convention was held in Sydney over the weekend of 14 & 15 January, 2012. It was immediately preceded by the International Young Democrat Council Meeting, attended by over 100 delegates from more than 50 countries.
Newly elected President of the Young Liberal Movement of Australia, Trent Hasson from Tasmania, has declared the Convention a roaring success.
The Young Liberal Movement of Australia today congratulated the Hon Senator Nick Minchin on a distinguished career serving the people of Australia.
“During his long and outstanding career, Senator Minchin has been unwavering in his support of the central tenets of Liberalism,” said the Movement’s Federal President Richard Wilson.
“Prime Minister Kevin Rudd must either refute or explain shameful reports today that he has ‘made it clear’ that he wants a man to run for the ALP in the seat of Bass at the upcoming federal election,” Federal Young Liberal President, Rachel Fry, said today.
“This flies in the face of comments from Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard in recent days regarding her desire to see an even split between men and women in Parliament (The Mercury, 07/01/10).
The Australian Young Liberal Movement has today welcomed the election of Tony Abbott as the Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party.
Rachel Fry, Federal Young Liberal President, said that Young Liberal Movement members were looking forward to getting behind the new Liberal Leader and Deputy Julie Bishop.
The Australian Young Liberal Movement has today strongly supported Liberal Senators and Members who have announced their decision to oppose the Rudd Government’s disastrous Emissions Trading Scheme.
Rachel Fry, Federal Young Liberal President, said that Young Liberal Movement members were universally opposed to the ETS.
Lowering the voting to age to 16 is not the solution to increasing youth engagement in the political process.
“In the Young Liberals we are addressing the issue of young people's involvement in politics by actively engaging them where they are at: universities, schools and in the work place. But beyond what we can do in our organisation, we need to take a non-partisan approach to the issue of political disconnect that encourages a greater level of civic engagement and increases exposure to democratic practices and values,” Young Liberal President Rachel Fry said.
The Australian Young Liberal Movement has today strongly condemned the passing of the Rudd Labor Government's ill-conceived and poorly thought through economic stimulus package.
"As Prime Minister Rudd reveals both his true economic colours and his fiscal ineptitude, those who will suffer the most under this flagrantly populist spending spree have largely been forgotten," Federal Young Liberal President Rachel Fry said today.