FEDERAL Finance Minister Mathias Cormann visited a Mindarie school recently to talk to teenagers doing humanities, political and legal studies.
The WA Senator visited Peter Moyes Anglican Community School on March 10 and talked to Year 10-12 students about the State Election, which took place the following day.
He also talked about GST redistribution and the role of senators in Australia’s parliamentary system.
Senator Cormann said that it was a privilege to talk with young people about the future direction of the community, state and country.
“It is so important that young people take an interest and engage in all the important debates about how we can continue to build a better and stronger country,” he said.
Principal Julian Dowse, who also teaches political and legal studies, it was interesting for students to discuss politics and the political process with politicians.
“It is important for students to recognise that, despite negative community sentiment about the political process, politicians carry out uniquely important tasks on behalf of our community,” he said.