Yep, you are reading this correctly. On Sunrise this week, she declared she wanted to raise the voting age from 18 to 21 – in a time where young people are more politically engaged as ever.
She says “they’re idiots” who have “never had a job”, “don’t pay taxes” and “have no understanding” about politics. Well Pauline, I hate to break it to you, but you can’t stop young people from having their say.
This comes at a time when almost 65,000 people aged 18-24 put their names on the electoral roll to have their say in the Government’s marriage equality survey.
It’s time we took a stand. It’s time to stop Pauline.
Australia’s democracy is stronger when young people get a say in their future. Australians aged 18-20 must have their rights to vote and participation in democracy protected. We reject any moves to strip young Australians of their right to vote.