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Bill to lower voting age to 16 in Australia

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A parliamentary inquiry has shut down the idea of lowering Australia's voting age.

On Friday, the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters tabled its report examining a Greens bill that would give 16 and 17-year-olds the option to vote."Despite trends in Europe and Latin America towards lowering the voting age, the committee is not convinced that it is warranted in Australia," it said.https://www.sbs.com.au/news/bill-to-lower-voting-age-to-16-shut-down-by-parliamentary-inquiry?fbclid=IwAR2YRrMP0Kzi3c2JV_bysNtilJuYmONISBAm3PYXgh4IxBrlUAjvBlY0DiM
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I guess this is not the right time for that. Not because I am opposing young people having a voice but because I believe that they are not prepared for that yet.
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What do you think?
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Why are people so opposed to young people having a voice and having the option to register at 16 and retain compulsory voting at 18. I haven't seen a decent or thoughtful argument against. And for those who thoughtlessly argue about when u pay taxes you can vote - I don't hear you saying that retired people should no longer vote. Young people are more informed and politically aware than we ever were at that age so why not give them a chance.
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I was allowed to marry at age 16 in 1963 but couldn’t vote?
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Why are people so opposed to young people having a voice and having the option to register at 16 and retain compulsory voting at 18. I haven't seen a decent or thoughtful argument against. And for those who thoughtlessly argue about when u pay taxes you can vote - I don't hear you saying that retired people should no longer vote. Young people are more informed and politically aware than we ever were at that age so why not give them a chance.
Because they can't even clean their own rooms.Let alone look at policy reforms and choose someone to run a country. Based on rational policy .
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Most kids can't even think for themselves let alone understand what they are voting for.
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Most kids can't even think for themselves let alone understand what they are voting for.
It sucks cause it seems a lot of adults these days can't either.
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hey
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Should raise the age to 25 .Drinking age to 21. Conscription at 21 for mandatory 1 to 2 years. For unemployed youth
Serve for 4 years free vocational training or 50 % subsidies for Uni.
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Hi! Are you new here? What can you say about the topic? Do you agree to lower the voting age?
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Should raise the age to 25 .Drinking age to 21. Conscription at 21 for mandatory 1 to 2 years. For unemployed youth
Serve for 4 years free vocational training or 50 % subsidies for Uni.
Actually agree with the free education but the rest of what you say Woah! We have young people educated enough on stuff that matters to them and their future I say Lower the Voting Age !
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