At the meeting of the Young Liberal Movement of Australia’s Federal Council, Clark Cooley was elected as the 47th Federal President, alongside Nelson Savanh as Federal Vice-President.

At the Federal Council, Cooley and Savanh were elected on a clear platform to:

  • Mobilise the Young Liberal campaign machine across Australia for the must-win federal election, state elections in South Australia and Victoria and critical New South Wales and Queensland by-elections.
  • Engage with new MPs and Senators about the Young Liberals’ role in our party and the value we bring to campaigns and policy.
  • Ensure Young Liberals have stronger represention within the internal structures and committees of the Liberal Party.
  • Advocate for the policies important to our members and ensure more young people find a home in the Liberal Party.
  • Create better experiences for all of our members to learn and engage with global campaign, media and policy experts.

Mr. Cooley said “It’s a honour to lead Australia’s largest and most active youth political organisation.”

“2022 will be a significant year politically. The Young Liberals will play a critical role in the upcoming Federal Election. We are ready to campaign to return a Liberal/National Government to ensure a strong economic and health recovery as we live with COVID-19.”

“Young Liberals will play a vital role in the upcoming South Australian State election and the Victorian State election later in the year.”

“The Young Liberals will in 2022 continue our efforts to attract, retain and promote women within our Movement and within the wider Liberal Party. We recognise that the attraction of women to the Young Liberals is essential for the success of our Movement.”

Former Federal Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the Young Liberal Movement include Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, former Attorney-General the Hon. Phillip Rudduck AO, Minister for International Development Alex Hawke MP, former Defence Minister the Hon. Christopher Pyne, Senator Claire Chandler, Trent Zimmerman MP, and Jason Falinski MP.