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Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

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The Australian government is looking at lowering the voting age to 16.

The Australian newspaper revealed that the Rudd government is canvassing changes that would allow 16 and 17-year-olds the right to voluntary vote in federal elections. It is compulsory to vote in Australia.

That would mean Australian teens could vote before they can legally drink alcohol or smoke.

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