Debating Australia's voting age

Elections Australia

Whether to lower the voting age in Australia has long been debated. A new study based on Australian Election Study results, compiled by ANU Political Science Professor Ian McAllister, has found that the main arguments to support lowering the voting age do not stack up.

ANU undergraduate students Amy MacKinnon and Uma Patel, staunch supporters of lowering the voting age, sit down with Professor McAllister to challenge the conclusions of his study The Politics of Lowering the Voting Age in Australia: Evaluating the Evidence.

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