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Students meet Members of Parliament

 

Four lucky students of the Portland Secondary College’s SRC were given a great opportunity, sitting down with two influential members of the Liberal party, Leader of the Opposition Matthew Guy and former premier Denis Napthine.In a private, 45 minute forum, Liam Hol, Danielle Arthur, Sam Shepherd and Daniel Brown asked a plethora of questions covering local and state governance, overseas terrorism and tourism, and received advice from both members of the parliament about developing a long term vision."Sitting in a meeting run by students was inspirational," said Danielle Arthur."During the visit both Denis Napthine and Matthew Guy taught us how to properly plan tasks within the school," added Daniel."To illustrate, they gave us examples of projects within Victoria such as the East-West Link and how they are being accomplished. "Although the tasks within school are much smaller, similar procedures can be taken."The students even picked up some tips on how to improve the way they run the SRC."Dr Napthine suggested a three-step plan as an effective way to implement improvements," said Liam."What can the students do? How can the Portland Community Help? What funding can we outsource for major projects?" he added.After learning a thing or two from the two leaders, Dr Napthine put the students in their shoes and asked them each what they would do if they were the Premier of Victoria.While some baulked at the idea, Daniel Brown was confident he would help secure jobs in Portland and enhance tourism to the district, which was met with smiles from Dr Napthine."Discussing the future of Victoria and Portland in particular was interesting," added Daniel Brown."They both explained that getting the balance right within Victoria is challenging and important."

 

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 Photo courtesy of the Portland Observer.