This BTN article was about the history of voting and the rights that have changed. Here are some things I learnt:
Back in the 1800’s women weren’t allowed to vote because they were thought of as too emotional and not clever enough to get a say in how things work. Aboriginals in 1903 weren’t allowed to vote either and the voting age in Australia was 21 until 1973.
Australia was the first country in the world to let woman vote after they protested and stood up for themselves. In 1940 Aboriginals were allowed to vote but only the ones in the army. Only the Aboriginals in the army could join.
I understand that there has been a lot of changes in the past that have made voting more fair. I also understand that people shouldn’t take their votes for granted.
A question I had was if there are any other rules at the moment about voting that are unfair?