Future Leaders is a national Initiative about leadership and the future of Australia. It seeks to involve, inform and inspire young people.
Please Note: You are viewing the non-styled version of The Future Leaders website. Either your browser does not support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or it is disabled.
Essays by young writers.
Showing essays sorted by BOOK
“His face was a maelstrom of angles. All sharp peaks and troughs. Even his name carried the metallic splice of a blade …”
“Today, we seem to be living in the age of the apocalypse. Shrugging away Climate Change, with its grim imagery of the bleached bones …”
“ANZAC day is a day of reflection — of remembrance — and of respect, a day in which we and millions alike gather to commemorate …”
“He turned the corner, away from the hustle of the main street into his quiet home strip. He exhaled and continued down the lane …”
“We stand on the edge breathless,
Poised at a nexus in the ages …”
“A tree sees many lives come and go beneath its great branches. Some lives leave their mark carved deep into the bark …”
“The three of them sat together as the dusk settled softly around them. Sam shifted on his cardboard as he listened to Bob and Mindy …”
“I cannot adequately express the feeling of exultation that floods one’s heart when I hear of any individual attempting to educate humanity …”
“George Graham Vest, a US Senator and lawyer, once said as a closing argument against the murderer of a dog, “The one absolutely …”
“The hotel was like a giant oasis in the middle of a harsh, barren land. The lights that flickered on and off, shining through the curtains …”
“Jack pedalled slowly down Ryder Street, trying to be quiet, hoping she wouldn’t be there …”
“Speaker: Stephanie Foster, President of the United States of Australasia. Good evening, honourable guests and fellow delegates …”
“Racism has preserved Australia’s proud white heritage. Without the “cleaning” of Australia through the White Australia policy …”
“Is Australia truly ready to become a toxic nation? Is it ready to plummet into the dangers and insecurity of nuclear energy? …”
“The issue of whether people should be allowed to use technology to choose their baby’s sex is hotly debated in the 21st century …”
“Hope is the last remaining spark of light when a fire dies. It is a necessity for all human beings .…”
“Voltaire stared at the world around her. Tall, flashy buildings stood everywhere, perilously close to each other; their heads in the clouds …”
“What do you do when your whole world falls apart? One day its friends and family, school and home, but then out of the blue …”