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90 sec statement - Kiewa Valley schools experience Parliament and Canberra

Posted May 26, 2015


CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (13:39):  I am very pleased to welcome into parliament today students, teachers and parents from Dederang, Tawonga and Mount Beauty primary schools—three beautiful schools nestled in the beautiful and productive Kiewa Valley.While I am sure their visit to Parliament House today is a highlight, I know there is strong competition: today they visited the Australian Institute of Sport, tonight they will be playing bowls, and they have visited the Dinosaur Park, the War Memorial and Old Parliament House.

Congratulations to all who are involved in this study tour—teachers Nicholas, Julie and Dave; parents Kylie, Izzy and Mark; and the support team who made this possible. The students told me they have had a fantastic time, but I can see it is part of the teaching and the transition that these fantastic country schools give their young people by introducing them to parliament and giving them a chance to get away from home and experience what the big world is like. Congratulations and well done.

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