On 29th January a dynamic young panel of experts came together in Jakarta to discuss what Indonesia’s election process means to millennials today. The ‘Big Ideas’ seminar sparked lively debate about how millennials feel about their leaders and how they engage with the political process.
Panel members included Tsamara Amany – a tech savvy young politico from the newly formed Indonesia Solidarity Party (PSI), prolific vlogger Faldo Maldini, Uni Lubis from the IDN Times and Dr Ross Tapsell from the Australian National University.
Tsamara Amany is one of over 900 legislative candidates aged 21 to 35 set to compete for seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming general election in April. Voters in Indonesia aged 17 to 34 make up nearly half of the total electorate.
Amany and her fellow panel members generated discussion on a range of contemporary policy issues of interest to Australia and Indonesia today.
The event successfully developed new ideas, new perspectives and networking opportunities for young attendees from politics, academia, media and the general public.