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Local student invited to Canberra for political debate


From Jaimi Walker, Marketing Manager

Congratulations Bradley Marzol who is among 120 Year 11 and 12 students from around Australia attending the 24th National Schools Constitutional Convention (NSCC).  The event will be held at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra, from 19 to 21 March. The Convention is supported by all state and territory Ministers and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

The topic for the 2019 Convention is, ‘A new constitutional preamble for Australia?’ This topic will provide students with the opportunity to explore the present Constitution and if a preamble is required. A range of stimulus speakers will discuss the issues with students for them to debate with all delegates.

Outcomes from the Convention will be incorporated into a Communiqué that will be presented to the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Sue Lines, for tabling in Parliament and recorded in Hansard.

As a national delegate Bradley will travel in a group of 30 students from New South Wales.

Other elements of the program will include a meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, The Hon Tony Smith MP at Parliament House, and a dinner at the High Court of Australia.