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Greens MP Pushes To Drop Voting Age To 16

A bill to lower the voting age to 16 will be introduced to federal parliament by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John.

It would allow almost 600,000 young Australians aged 16 and 17 to engage in the democratic process, the West Australian senator told reporters in Perth on Monday.

The 23-year-old said research showed the youth split their votes "pretty evenly" between the Greens, Labor and Liberal, and he urged fellow parliamentarians to support the bill.

AAP

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