Votes for young people

The voting age would be lowered from 18 to 16 if a private member’s bill introduced in the House of Representatives passes the Parliament.

Oct 21, 2019

Introducing the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill, the Member for Melbourne, Mr Adam Bandt, said, ‘Today's young people are also some of the most educated and knowledgeable young people in human history ... Yet most of the world's young people, including Australian teenagers, are denied the right to vote and to determine their country's, and therefore the world's, future, and that is why they have taken to the streets.’