Give 16 and 17 year-old Australians the vote – Greens
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown has welcomed the government's green paper incorporating the Greens' proposal for 16 and 17 year-old Australians to be offered non-compulsory voting.
"We have been advocating this move for a decade. It means that young Australians, if they choose to enrol, would be able to vote. It does not alter current law making voting compulsory for everyone aged 18 or over."