First time voter eager to fight for climate at Australian ballot

STORY: The issue that she cares most about is climate action, and she is watching closely to see how

the two major parties will act.

Princi, a first year Arts and Law student at the University of New South Wales, is one of eight teenagers known for bringing a duty of care case against Environment Minister Sussan Ley. Although the group ended up losing the case on appeal, climate change will be the biggest issue influencing her vote.

"I'm very, very excited for this federal election," Princi told Reuters from her parents’ home in Sydney, while working on her pottery.

"I really hope that this is a climate election, and that out of this election, a lot of new ambitious policy stems."

A survey, conducted by Resolve Strategic and published in April, found that climate change was the second most important issue for Australians aged 18 to 34 in the upcoming election, after cost-of-living concerns.

Voters in this age group are also most concerned about climate change than those from other age groups.

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