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Speaker takes Parliament to regional Western Australia

Speaker of the House of Representatives 2 mins read

This week, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honourable Milton Dick MP is in regional Western Australia, as part of the Parliament in Schools program.

Students will learn about federation, democracy and the Australian Parliament, as well as hear first-hand from the Speaker and their local member on what a typical day looks like in their electorate and when they are in Canberra for sitting weeks.

On Tuesday 11 June and Wednesday 12 June, with the Opposition Whip and Member for Durack, the Hon Melissa Price MP, the Speaker will visit:

  • Baynton West Primary School in Baynton
  • St Paul’s Primary School in Bulgarra
  • Wickham Primary School in Wickham
  • Nullagine Primary School in Nullagine
  • Port Hedland, School of the Air.

On Thursday 13 June, the Speaker will visit:

Quotes attributable to the Hon Milton Dick MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives

“Since we launched this program, we have visited over 100 schools across Australia – from King Island to Far North Queensland, and now Nullagine.”

“The Parliament in Schools program is an integral part of improving civics education across Australia.”

“This program’s success is driven by its bi-partisanship. I am really looking forward to spending time with these federal MPs from across the political spectrum, to bring the Australian Parliament into their local schools.”

About the Parliament in Schools program

Launched in September 2022, the Parliament in Schools program is a bi-partisan initiative to make civics education accessible to students regardless of their location. In collaboration with local federal members, the Speaker is visiting schools across Australia to bring parliament to them.

The program is an extension to well-established Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) onsite, digital and outreach education programs available to schools across Australia.

It also complements the existing PEO online and print resources that are curriculum-aligned, for Australian teachers and students.

Media enquiries

Natalie van Dartel
0418 149 761
natalie.vandartel@aph.gov.au

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