Amelia and Eleanor set their sights on politics

From Tuesday, 19th March to Thursday, 21st March, Amelia Dunn and Eleanor Scott from Leongatha Secondary College will be among 120 Year 11 and 12 students from around Australia attending the 24th National Schools Constitutional Convention (NSCC), being held at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra.
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 national delegates Amelia and Eleanor will travel in a group of 25 students from Victoria.
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.
We look forward to hearing all about Amelia and Eleanor’s experience on their return.

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