This BTN video was about the history of voting and how it has changed over the years.
1843- Australia’s First Parliamentary Election
When voting became compulsory women were not allowed to vote. Most women didn’t even get much of a say in everyday life. However, in the late 1800’s many women started too want a change. Suffragettes debated, wrote articles and politicians, protested and even faced arrest just to vote.
SUFFRAGETTE- WOMEN PROTESTING FOR VOTING RIGHTS.
SUFFERAGE- THE RIGHT TO VOTE FOR SOMEONE TO REPRESENT YOU
1903 Federal Election
Aboriginal Australians weren’t allowed to vote. Only in 1949 the Aboriginals Australians were allowed to vote but only if they had served in the army. In 1962 the government FINALLY said that all Indigenous Australians were allowed to vote in the Federal Elections.
1963 Federal Election
You had to be 21 years old to vote. Until 1973 the voting age was 21 years old.
1- In 1902 Australia became the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in federal elections.
2- It wasn’t until 1962 that the government FINALLY said indigenous Australians could vote.
3- You get fined if you don’t vote
1- Who invented voting?
2- When the indigenous Australians weren’t allowed to vote were the girls not allowed to vote too?
Women were not allowed to vote, Aboriginal Australians weren’t allowed to vote and people under 21 weren’t allowed to vote.