I heard yesterday on the radio that Deb Foskey is calling for the voting age to be decreased to 16.
This is apparently due to the large numbers of politically aware 16 years olds that want to voice their opinions. Also as encouragement to those not politically aware so that they will pay attention if they have to vote.
I don’t know about everyone else but when I was 16 I was more interested in sports, partying, drinking and girls, in which ever order you like, and couldn’t give a shit about who was running the show.
I think my opinion at the time was that, it doesn’t matter they’ll all screw it up as much as each other. It still is.
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[ED – We have been here to some excitement last month, but if its come up again I thought why not go back?]
UPDATED: The very busy Markus Mannheim is all over this in the Canberra Times.