PM meets Pen­rhos stu­dents

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

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