WA's youngest senator from Baldivis

Baldivis disability advocate Jordan Steele-John is set to become Australia's youngest senator.

The 22-year-old from Baldivis is filling the Greens seat left vacant by Scott Ludlam following his resignation last week amid revelations he was a dual- citizen.

The WA Greens have confirmed backing for Jordan Steele-John if he is elected to the Senate as a result of a countback.

Mr Steele-John has vowed to use his role as a senator for Western Australia to give young people and those with disabilities a voice in parliament.

"Over the course of my life I’ve learned that to be a young person with a disability in contemporary Australia is to occupy the intersection of some of our society’s most ingrained myths and most damaging preconceived ideas,” Mr Steel-John told The West Australian.

“At every opportunity I’ve worked hard to bust these myths, challenge these preconceived ideas and be a strong voice for the issues that matter to me.

“I now look forward to tackling these issues on the floor of the Senate.”

Mr Steele-John was number three on the Greens WA Senate ticket at last year's federal election, behind Mr Ludlam and Senator Rachel Siewert.

 

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