Wyatt “Call Me Wyatt” Roy officially became Australia‘s youngest-ever politician to hold a portfolio when he landed the plum gig of Assistant Minister for Innovation in PM Malcolm Turnbull‘s cabinet reshuffle, aged just 25.
Moving swiftly along from existential crises about what the fuck we’re doing with our lives, we had a chat to Wyatt back at Splendour in the Grass back in July, because that’s the reasonable place to interview twenty-something politicians about the state of #AusPol.
Looking back over our old footage, we’ve realised Wyatt basically predicted Tony Abbott‘s downfall – and Malcolm’s uprising – back in July.
Though he doesn’t directly discuss Tone, here’s what he had to say about
“With young people, if a politician is not being genuine, and not being real, we can very quickly see that for what it is.”
“It’s great when politicians of any political persuasion genuinely want to engage with young people, but when it’s sort of in a condescending way or quirky way and it’s kind of like, y’know, you should have voted for me because I’m so cool, then…”
“I think particularly with young people, I think they’re willing to accept flaws in politicians, but they just want to see human beings, they want to see you for who you are, and not like some bubble-wrapped, unscripted, slogan sort of politician.”
Sound like anyone we
used to know?
New name = Wyatt “Call Me Psychic” Roy.