Millions of permanent residents and temporary visa holders have no voting rights in Australia, but they should be able to vote in federal elections because of their social membership of the Australian community as many of them call Australia home, having lived and worked in this country for years.


Australia needs to expand voting rights to become more inclusive and allow millions of non-citizens to vote.

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Produced By: Tamar Pilobisian

Featured In Story: Rob Watts, Professor of Social Policy at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 25 October 2022