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Should Children Be Allowed To Vote?

A novel proposal to extend the vote to children has been advanced by Matt Gaughwin, a medical practitioner and senior clinical lecturer in public health at the University of Adelaide.

Writing in The Australian, Gaughwin says that children are second-class citizens who experience the greatest suffering and injustices in our society.

Gaughwin says that injustice and suffering experienced in childhood lasts a lifetime and is transmitted to the next generation. [Read more…]