In Australia, one of NSW's youngest female politicians calls for diversity as she enters local government

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In Australia, one of NSW's youngest female politicians calls for diversity as she enters local government

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Labor councillor for Kiama, Imogen Draisma, 22, wants the council to better reflect the community it represents.(ABC Illawarra: Ainslie Drewitt-Smith)

A sea of change is washing across New South Wales local government as more women and young people take up seats as councillors. Until recently, 22-year-old Imogen Draisma could not see herself reflected in the local council running her home city of Kiama, in the Illawarra.

"My ideas and [I] were not represented by the people that were purporting to represent me," Cr Draisma said.

Click here to read the full article published by ABC News on 21 December 2021. 

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