Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Are Australia's 18 to 25 year-olds finally beginning to realise that politics matter when it comes to their wellbeing and way of life?
The Australian 4 July 2013:
The Australian Electoral Commission's Phil Diak said yesterday tens of thousands of people had enrolled since Labor's dramatic leadership change on June 26.
The AEC has run campaigns encouraging people to sign up to vote but it appears Mr Rudd's return has done most of the work this time.
"There were 22,000 online submissions since the leadership change through to Monday morning, compared to the normal 8000 we'd expect over that period," Mr Diak said.
More than 1.4 million eligible Australians, about 9 per cent of the total population, are missing from the electoral roll. About a quarter of all 18- to 25-year-olds and half of all 18-year-olds are not enrolled.