Josh Manuatu from the ACT and Mitchell Collier from Queensland have been elected the new President and Vice-President respectively of the Federal Young Liberals at the Movement’s AGM in Brisbane today.
In addition to their roles in leading the Young Liberals, Mr Manuatu and Mr Collier will sit on the Liberal Party’s Federal Executive.
“We are the largest youth political movement in Australia and I’ll be implementing a new strategy to ensure the Young Liberals are an even more effective policy, advocacy and campaigning machine,” Federal President Josh Manuatu said.
“We will stand up for the young aspirational Australians who love our country and just want to embrace opportunities but whose voices are often not heard. Young Australians love our country and want to celebrate Australia Day, they want less government debt and lower taxes and we speak for them.”
“We’ll also be speaking up for young people who want the opportunity and freedom to reach their own potential rather than the kinds of socialist nonsense being pushed by the politically-correct left of Australian politics because there is no crisis of capitalism, there’s a resurgence of socialism.”
“With the Young Liberals producing so many inspirational young and articulate leaders, it is an incredible honour for Mitchell and I to have been elected by our peers to give back to the Liberal cause in this way,” Mr Manuatu said.
Federal Young Liberal Patron, Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja welcomed the result.
“The Young Liberals are a vital part of the Liberal Party and the exciting vision outlined by the President, Josh Manuatu, will see them be an even stronger and more effective Movement,” Senator Seselja said.
“All Liberal Members and Senators know how hard the Young Liberals work to elect Liberal Governments because many of us, indeed half of the Cabinet, are former Young Liberals and therefore we always have an open door when it comes to hearing from them about their policy priorities.”
“Having worked closely through the Canberra Liberals with Josh, it is pleasing to see his work ethic and commitment to Liberal values be recognised by his peers in this way and I am confident that he will do an excellent job as the Federal Young Liberal President,” Senator Seselja said.