24 June 2021


Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown) — Too often it is unfairly said that young people are disengaged from or disinterested in government—on 8 June, I was pleased to meet with eight young people from my local area who prove that stereotype false. Visiting Parliament as part of the Secondary Students Leadership Program, which aims to develop knowledge of constitutional and parliamentary process, these student leaders demonstrated a commitment to civic engagement and an interest in building a better future. I would like to acknowledge Mickayla Hindmarch and Max Richardson from Warners Bay High School; Charlotte Cusack and Samuel Murphy from Cardiff High School; Sunny Whitby-Otto and Ella Warrall from Newcastle High School; and Chloe Linstrom and Indiana Little from Hunter School of the Performing Arts. These inspirational young people are all captains at their respective schools, and it was my honour to meet with them. I wish them all the best for the remainder of the 2021 school year, and I hope to see them carry their commitment and engagement into their future learning and careers. Who knows, there might even be a future premier amongst them!

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