In this country, voter education often comes too late. But what if we were to lower the voting age, the youth of today would be better educated for the challenges of tomorrow.
Caitlin Mollica is a Lecturer in the school of Government and International relations and a member of the Centre of Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University. Her research examines youth agency in transitional justice and reconciliation. Follow Caitlin on Twitter @CaitlinMollica