Original Airdate: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
For many Australians, the political cycle is old news. However, for one group of Australians, it’s a different story altogether. Australia’s newest citizens come into this election with fresh eyes on our politicians – and in some cases, a completely new set of ideas.
This week on Insight, we explore what politics looks like to Australia’s newest citizens. We talk to first-time voters, who’ve been granted citizenship between this election and the last, to hear what they’ll do with their first vote.
Our guests outline the issues which matter most to them as new Australians, and how their personal backgrounds influence their views on Australian democracy.
When it comes to this campaign, what do new Australians see that Australian-born citizens don’t?