PM meets Penrhos students
AHEAD of a flight home to Sydney, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull enjoyed a coffee and croissant with Swan constituents at Royal Perth Golf Club.
As a guest of Swan MHR Steve Irons, Mr Turnbull addressed the party faithful before mingling with the crowd of business people, retirees and families last week.
Penrhos College students Lucy (13) and Sophie (14) Tyler were among those to meet and greet Mr Turnbull, even getting a special mention in his speech about their future job prospects.
“These young ladies will have the prospects of a good job, because with a strong economy there are stronger businesses,” he said.
Joined by their parents Timothy and Anna, the sisters said they were stalwarts of political campaigning, having handed out flyers at booths as young children during other elections.
Sophie said she was excited to meet the Prime Minister and said it was a surreal moment. “It’s a good experience,” she said. The student said she had a keen interest in politics and had been applying what she had learned in school to the current political landscape.
“I find it really interesting and right now in school we are doing politics so it’s very relevant,” she said.
“It’s the first campaign I’ve really paid attention to and hearing about what (Mr Turnbull) is going to do for Australia was really interesting.”
She said she had not ruled out a political career.
Sophie Tyler (14) and Lucy Tyler (13) with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.