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Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has called on young Novocastrians to have their say on the issues that matter in the 2019 Newcastle Youth Survey.

Ms Claydon said she had launched an online survey for Novocastrians aged between 13 and 24.

“Government should be for all Australians, but recently too many young people have told me they feel locked out of the political process or they don’t know how to go about making their voices heard,” Ms Claydon said.

“I want to give young people the chance to have their voices heard on everything from government spending to the things that are having an impact on their lives.”  

Ms Claydon said the survey results would help her to understand the personal and political priorities of young people 

“Young people regularly share their concerns with me that decisions are being made against their best interests,” Ms Claydon said.

“These results will help me to better represent young Novocastrians in the Federal Parliament.”  

Ms Claydon said all survey participants would go into a draw to win a prize.

“As a thank you for taking part, all entries will go into the prize draw to win a $100 gift voucher.

“I will also recognise the most thoughtful contribution to the open-ended questions with another $100 gift voucher.”  

The survey is available at

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