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STEELE-JOHN: The Greens (WA) are ready to roll out on climate change election

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia Jordon Steele-John has welcomed the official start of the election campaign, declaring the Greens (WA) have never been more prepared to deliver a genuine, progressive alternative to the major parties.

Senator Steele-John is up for re-election at the 2019 Federal election and he is The Greens (WA) lead Senate Candidate, and lead Spokesperson throughout the election campaign.  

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Greens announce plan to empower young people on day of final Lowering the Voting Age hearing

Monday, 18th June 2018

Australia’s youngest ever Senator, Jordon Steele-john, has today announced the Greens plan to ensure young people are empowered to take part in our democracy, including giving 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote.

Senator Steele-John said the last five years of Coalition Government had sought to silence the voices of young people through systematic funding cuts to youth advocacy bodies and engagement initiatives.

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Efforts to improve democratic participation by Australia’s youngest Senator recognised with International award

Australian Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John has been awarded One Young World’s Politician of the Year. Senator Steele-John was the only Australian shortlisted for the award.

Jordon was nominated for the award, for crowdsourcing his first speech to the Australian Senate and the active approach he has taken to include people who are often shut out of Parliament, young people and disabled people, in the parliamentary process.

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Lowering the voting age: Overwhelming majority agree young people's voices should be heard in our democracy

 

 

Thursday, 6 September

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters will hold its first hearing today in Melbourne on Australian Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John’s proposal to lower the voting age to 16 and increase democratic participation.

Today’s committee hearing in Melbourne will not be quorate, as the Government has not sent any of its members, meeting instead as a sub-committee.

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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Improving Democratic Participation) Bill 2018

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Improving Democratic Participation) Bill 2018

JSJ – Second Reading Speech

For far too long, politics has failed to properly represent young people or the issues they care about.

There are many within this place, and beyond, who think young people don’t care about our world or haven’t earned the right to participate in our society, from a perceived lack of life experience or maturity.

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Senator Steele-John kicks off historic debate on bill to lower the voting age to 16

Thursday, 21st June 2018

Australian Greens Youth spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has delivered his second reading speech on the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lower the Voting Age and Improve Democratic Participation) Bill 2018.

Senator Steele-John's speech will kick off debate on the issue of whether 16 and 17 year olds have a right to vote for the first time in Australian history.

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Australia's youngest Senator will introduce bill today to Lower Voting Age to 16

Australia’s youngest ever Senator, Jordon Steele-john, will today introduce an historic piece of legislation to lower the voting age to 16 and improve democratic engagement calling it an ‘opportunity for his generation to be heard.’

“16 and 17 year olds can legally work full-time and pay taxes, own and drive a car contributing to the maintenance of our roads and transport infrastructure, have sex and make medical decisions about their bodies, yet they can’t vote!” Senator Steele-john said.

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