Climate change agenda behind new push to lower Australia’s voting age

Climate change agenda behind new push to lower Australia’s voting age

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Teal MP Monique Ryan will introduce legislation to lower the voting age so teenagers can influence climate change policy.

Ryan said it was important young people were able to vote on issues that “will impact them more”, like climate change.

“We should have legislation on this,” she said. “I propose to extend the vote to people aged 16 and 17, making it mandatory but with no fines in the event they don’t vote.”

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