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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:01 am

A university student is likely to become Australia's youngest-ever senator after the resignation of a politician he calls his "mentor".


UK-born Jordon Steele-John, 22, has agreed to replace Scott Ludlam in the Senate for the left-wing Greens party. Mr Ludlam quit last week, becoming the first of two senators to resign for holding dual citizenship - a status which bars politicians from office. Mr Steele-John, who has cerebral palsy, says he will be a disability advocate. He is tipped to replace Mr Ludlam because he was next in line on last year's election ballot paper, and he has the backing of his party.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-40677850

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Re: Student likely to become Australia's youngest senator

Post by veya_victaous on Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:25 am

It's a sure thing.
the Greens are lucky this fuck up, of having 2 ineligible senators, hasn't caused then to lose seats.

the Kid was on TV the other day, I think he has a good chance in politics. the youth and the wheelchair make him easily recognizable

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Post by Jules on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:10 pm

The likes of Ed Milliband were criticised for being ignorant of the world outside politics. Some MPs came out of uni and after a brief stint as a researcher or analyst for a politician they are parachuted straight into a political seat.

I wonder if the trend of very young kids putting themslelves up for election started with that 20yo MP in Scotland. Some election candidates are literally babyfaced kids.
 LMAO !!

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Re: Student likely to become Australia's youngest senator

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:21 pm

Smile

Poor little Jordan probably didn't expect to get elected first time 'round...

The Greens only poll around 9--10% of the vote, and many of those on their tickets usually don't give themselves much of a chance, only putting their names forward to make up the numbers..

I reckon for a few would be pollies they count it as a "learning experience", reckoning they might work their way up and hopefully get elected further down the track.

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Post by Jules on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:43 pm

Aye Wolfie xx  
Some of them look very green it has to be said. Lol. Cool

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