SHOULD 16 and 17 year olds be given the right to vote in Australian Federal elections?
That’s the debate before parliament following the introduction by Australian Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John of the Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation Bill in June.
A recent Austrian study found 16 year olds, often characterised as politically “lazy, self-interested and apathetic” were more likely to want to vote than their 18-year-old counterparts.
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