Pearce MHR meets his public

Year 11 students Bailey Shem, Johannes Espach, Brooke Henley, Eleanor Shepherd with Christian Porter.
Year 11 students Bailey Shem, Johannes Espach, Brooke Henley, Eleanor Shepherd with Christian Porter.

Year 11 and 12 economics, and politics and law students fired questions on such topics as gay marriage laws, conscience voting, federalism and shark culling.

They were also interested in the daily life of a Member of Parliament.

‘Many of our senior students will soon be voters in Mr Porter’s electorate,’ principal Julian Dowse said.

‘They greatly appreciated being able to hear about his work as an MP and the importance of political life and public service.

‘It is vital for school students to recognise that politics is not an abstract way of life but influences every aspect of our community.’