MHR Andrew Hastie gives Mandurah students valuable insights

MHR Andrew Hastie takes questions from Year 12 Mandurah Baptist College students about Australia's political processes.
MHR Andrew Hastie takes questions from Year 12 Mandurah Baptist College students about Australia's political processes.

MANDURAH Baptist College Year 12 Politics and Law students gained an insight into the political process when Canning MHR Andrew Hastie visited.

Students questioned him about his role as chairman of the Security and Intelligence Joint Committee.

Mr Hastie also explained how parliamentarians were held accountable, using the example of the recent removal of two Green Senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters, both of whom had supressed their dual citizenships.

Mr Hastie also spoke about the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the Australian Defence Force, which he said would give the Army the power to aid state and territory police forces with future terrorist attacks in order to stay ahead of the evident threat of terrorism.

Student Kate Russell said it was exceptional to observe a local parliamentarian effectively interacting with the community and encouraging young people to engage with and study politics.