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Turning 18 in Australia - Drink and Vote

Popularity 2Viewed 579 times 2015-4-23 07:31 |Personal category:Quote Me|System category:Life| turning, australia, drink, and, vote


When an Australian turns 18, he or she can legally drink alcohol and legally vote in elections.  While voting is compulsory, drinking is not. But this is how Aussies do it. Strictly in order, drink first and then vote.

One turns 18, elections come up. One drinks until some candidate or their policies start to look appealing and casts one's vote before the effect wears off!.


Maybe drinking should be compulsory too! More countries need to adopt the Aussie model of democracy and turning 18.

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)


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