Great ex­pe­ri­ence shad­ow­ing Sus­san

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Fin­ley High School stu­dent Sheri­dan Mort­lock was given the op­por­tu­nity of a life­time last week — to shadow one of the coun­try’s busiest politi­cians dur­ing an elec­tion cam­paign.

Sheri­dan spent a week with Mem­ber for Far­rer and fed­eral Min­is­ter for Health, Aged Care and Sport Sus­san Ley as part of the school’s work ex­pe­ri­ence pro­gram.

‘‘I’m in­ter­ested in pol­i­tics and it’s some­thing I would like to pur­sue when I’m fin­ished school,’’ the 16 yearold said.

‘‘I wanted to get a feel for it.’’

Start­ing on June 14, Sheri­dan ac­com­pa­nied Ms Ley while she trav­elled around the lo­cal re­gion vis­it­ing con­stituents, busi­ness own­ers and at­tend­ing com­mu­nity events.

They door knocked in Al­bury be­fore mak­ing their way to De­niliquin, where Ms Ley and Sheri­dan at­tended a morn­ing tea for the re­gion’s vol­un­teers on Wed­nes­day. It was held fol­low­ing Ms Ley’s an­nounce­ment of Fed­eral Govern­ment Vol­un­teer Grants last month, where 78 groups in the Far­rer elec­torate shared in $276,000.

‘‘It’s been great get­ting to see a day in the life of a politi­cian,’’ Sheri­dan said.

‘‘It’s been a great learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.’’

Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Health, Aged Care and Sport Sus­san Ley with Fin­ley High School work ex­pe­ri­ence stu­dent s Sheri­dan Mort­lock last week.

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