Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan has opened up to politics and law students at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School in Karrinyup about his career as a politician.
Answering questions varying from how he got in to politics to local and national issues it seemed no questions were off limits to the year 11 and 12 students.
Mr Keenan said he enjoyed speaking to the students and was very impressed by their knowledge of politics and current affairs.
“It is clear that all of the students are extremely passionate about a number of important issues both locally in their community and nationally,” Mr Keenan said.
“I was asked questions on topics ranging from the rollout of NBN in their local suburbs to the same-sex marriage debate, the Constitution, and whether Australia should become a republic.
“They are a very smart group of students and are a testament to St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School.”
St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School Politics and Law Teacher Alison Harris said it was a fantastic opportunity for students to get to know their local member of parliament better.
“It is through listening to different politicians’ views that our younger people get the confidence to form their own opinions which will be invaluable to them as they move on from the security of school life into the wider world where politics plays a greater role,” Ms Harris said.