Student questions impress Senator

Senator Cash and college students Jordan Hughes and Hannah Rose during the August 3 visit to the Waikiki campus.
Senator Cash and college students Jordan Hughes and Hannah Rose during the August 3 visit to the Waikiki campus.

Students asked about the turning away of boat people, the condition of detention centres and what the Government was doing to reduce the amount of time people spent in these centres.

History student Hannah Rose said she learned through the visit that people must consider opposing views to be able to form an opinion of a particular topic or issue, and how being a woman should not limit opportunities.

Melanie Rayasi said the Senator�s visit inspired her to pursue her interest in travel, especially to Israel.

Politics student Jordan Hughes said the Senator described the condition of Australian detention centres as �better than living in the mines� and contained airconditioning, televisions and ensuites.

�I am always impressed at the wide range and insightful nature of the questions young girls and boys put to me during such visits,� Senator Cash said.

�The issues that were discussed among the students indicates to me that despite claims to the contrary, young Australian children are indeed politically engaged and aware of the public matters that affect them.�