27 Sep 2019

Lowering voting age a priority for Greens

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 27 September 2019

The Green Party says lowering the voting age to 16 is now a priority, and the global climate strike movement by school kids has helped spark the move. The Party has added voting at 16 to their priorities for electoral reform listed in Golriz Ghahraman's Strengthening Democracy Bill. Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson told Susie Ferguson that young people believe politicians should act boldly to combat climate change, and they deserve the opportunity to vote for that.