King v Jones [1972] HCA 44

ON 1 SEPTEMBER 1972, the High Court of Australia delivered King v Jones [1972] HCA 44; (1972) 128 CLR 221 (1 September 1972).

The High Court ruled that the applicants, who were over 18 and entitled to vote in South Australia, were not entitled go on the Commonwealth electoral roll and vote in the Federal election as they had not yet reached the age of 21. Following this decision, the Commonwealth Parliament legislated to lower the voting age to 18 years.

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