Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance
Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) at the University of Canberra
Billie McDermott joined the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance as a research intern for the Winter Semester in 2021. She is in her final year of her undergraduate studies, doing a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies. While at the centre she will be focussing on researching youth representation, youth participation and types of reform, more specifically lowering the voting age, for the next Connecting to Parliament.
Prior to this internship, Billie interned at Parliament House with the Hon Linda Burney MP, and has a keen interest in deliberative democratic processes, public participation in democracy, for spreading political awareness to constituents and the formulation of public policy. Throughout her studies she has also shown a keen interest in research, and in improving youth representation and participation. She is eager to implement and grow these skills while working at the centre on the Connecting to Parliament project.