Election 2016: are students engaged?

11 May 2016

Written by: Matthew Elmas

With an exhaustive election campaign having just kicked off, we took to La Trobe's Bundoora campus to find out how students are feeling about it at this stage.

The 2016 election campaign trial officially kicked off earlier this week, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten spending the last few days battling it out in Australia’s north.

But further south the impending marathon campaign hasn’t escaped the view of La Trobe’s students, many of whom feel jaded by the prospect of a July 2nd double dissolution election.

We chatted with students on campus yesterday about how they plan to survive the unusually long campaign and who they may vote for when they head to the polls.

 

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Caitlyn LeggetThumb Presenter: Caitlyn Leggett is a third year journalism student at La Trobe University and a staff writer for upstart magazine. You can follow her on Twitter here: @caitlynjleggett

MatthewElmasThumb Producer: Matthew Elmas is a final year student of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (majoring in Journalism) at La Trobe University, the current Politics and Society editor, and part of the UniPollWatch team. You can follow him on twitter: @mjelmas

Peter DiStefanoThumb Camera Operator: Peter Di Stefano is a third year Bachelor of Journalism (sport) student and a staff writer with upstart. You can follow him on twitter @PJD_1990