Speaker takes Parliament to regional NSW
THIS WEEK, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Milton Dick MP is in regional New South Wales with Sussan Ley MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Member for Farrer, as part of the Parliament in Schools program.
Students will learn about federation, democracy and the Australian Parliament, as well as hear first-hand from the Speaker and Ms Ley on what a typical day looks like in their electorate and when they are in Canberra for sitting weeks.
Over three days, the Speaker and Ms Ley will visit:
- Wentworth Public School
- Pomona Public School
- Palinyewah Public School
- Pooncarie Public School
- Dareton Public School
- Gol Gol Public School
- Euston Public School.
“In collaboration with local federal MPs, we have brought Parliament to over 70 schools across Australia,” Speaker Milton Dick said.
“I am so passionate about ensuring as many young Australians as possible have the information and knowledge they need to go on to being engaged and informed citizens.”
“I am really looking forward to bringing the Parliament in Schools to the great electorate of Farrer.”
About the Parliament in Schools program
Launched last year, the Parliament in Schools program is a bi-partisan initiative to make civics education accessible to students regardless of their location. In collaboration with local federal members, the Speaker is visiting schools across Australia to bring parliament to them.
The program is an extension to well-established Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) onsite, digital and outreach education programs available to schools across Australia.
It also complements the existing PEO online and print resources that are curriculum-aligned, for Australian teachers and students.