Students at St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School received a visit from Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP last week following a recent trip to Parliament House in Canberra.21 students from the Millicent school visited Parliament House earlier in the month.
Unfortunately as the Parliament was not sitting Mr Pasin was unable to meet up with the students in Parliament House so made a special trip to the school to speak with the students about their trip.
Mr Pasin explained to the students about his role in the Federal Parliament as an elected member and discussed what they had learnt during their time in Canberra.
“I was deeply impressed by the enthusiasm the students showed for the democratic process,” said Mr Pasin.
“These students will determine the future of this Nation and as such I think it’s really important that they understand their civic duty. As one of very few Nations around the world with compulsory voting it’s vital that we educate young Australians about the Parliamentary process. Strength in Democracy comes with the community being informed and interested in how and why our laws are made,” Mr Pasin said.
While Mr Pasin was at the school he also presented a new Aboriginal flag to school captains Keeva Shepherd and Lugh O’Connor.
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