24 Aug 2020

'Let us vote' - teens take their case to the High Court

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 24 August 2020

'Let us vote!' That's the desperate plea from 16 and 17-year-olds who have taken their case to the High Court.

A youth-led campaign, Make It Sixteen, has argued the current voting age of 18 is unjustified age discrimination and wants the court to rule it inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act.

Jonathan Mitchell reports.