No job, no idea, no vote - Hanson
PAULINE Hanson wants Australia to look at raising the voting age to 21, which would slash the nation's youth vote by nearly one million people.
The One Nation leader argued young people had never held a job or paid taxes when she raised the idea yesterday morning.
It sparked another fiery clash with Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, whose party wants to lower the voting age to 16.
"They don't have any idea,” Senator Hanson told Channel 7's Sunrise program.
"They've never held a job, they've never paid any taxes, they have no understanding of politics - and you want to reduce it because you think it will increase the Greens vote. They have no idea.”
Sen Hanson-Young said Sen Hanson was "out of touch” and raising the voting age was a "terrible” idea.
The One Nation leader accused her of being "un-Australian”.
The Greens plan to drop the voting age to 16 would bolster the youth vote by almost 580,500 people, according to the latest Census data. - Claire Bickers