Students enjoy playing politics
STUDENTS got the chance to see how State Parliament works as part of the Western Australian YMCA Youth Parliament program.
Now in its 20th year, the program allows students from throughout Perth to spend three days taking on the role of a Member of Parliament and participate in debates held at Parliament House.
Annie Tran (16) said she was interested in the program because she was passionate about equal education and thinks the biggest challenge in WA is reducing education disadvantages based on a person’s socioeconomic background.
Brandon Preap (15) said he believed the biggest issue facing WA was the lack of support for the environment.
Brandon said he was passionate about climate change, particularly renewable energy like solar and wind.
Millicent Weaver (16) was the 2015 Shadow Minister for MultiCultural and Indigenous Affairs and is passionate about reducing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.
Front: Jasmine Lynn, Mathew Kolomyjec, Lewis Hutton and Jordan Dyce. Back Pearce McGrogan, Adam Walker and Nathan Mullally.