On Thursday 3 September the Bass Coast Young Leaders joined Member for Bass, Brian Paynter, at Parliament House for lunch and a tour of the building.
Representatives from Wonthaggi Secondary College were Fergus McKittrick and Roy Trumble, Newhaven College students were Emma Volard and Duncan Hung and Bass Coast Specialist School’s Youki Innes and Molly Bickham.
The students sat in the public viewing area and watched the proceedings in both the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.
The ‘argy bargy’ of Question Time was of great interest to all students as the Members of Parliament put the concerns of their constituents forward.
The Young Leaders were nominated by their teachers and awarded by the Bass Coast Shire Council earlier in 2015 at Silverwater Resort . Mr Paynter extended an invitation for them to join him at Parliament House on a Parliamentary sitting day.
Brian looks forward to making this a yearly opportunity for the recipients of the Bass Coast Young Leader awards.
Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Kimberly Brown, also joined us for lunch.
Quotes attributable to Roy Trumble, Wonthaggi Secondary School:
It was great to see the politicians from both sides in action in Parliament today.
We all loved Question Time and to witness it first hand was great.
We enjoyed Meeting the Leader of the Opposition, Hon Matthew Guy, the Shadow Minister for Education, Nick Wakeling and Shadow Minister for Emergency Services & Environment, Brad Battin. It was great they took time out of their day to meet us.
Quotes attributable to Brian Paynter MP, Member for Bass:
Great opportunity for our leaders to see first hand how the laws that effect their everyday lives pass through our parliamentary system.
I am proud to have recipients of the Bass Coast Young Leaders awards visit Parliament and see how things work.
The students appeared to have enjoyed their day, in particular the food, Question Time and the leather furniture.
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