Irene McCormack students meet the Speaker

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House Speaker Milton Dick and Pearce MHR Tracey Roberts’ visit provided an opportunity for IMCC Year 11 and 12 students to gain first-hand insights into the workings of the Australian Parliament.

FOR the first time in its history, Irene McCormack Catholic College has welcomed a House of Representatives Speaker to the college.

A college spokeswoman said Speaker Milton Dick’s visit provided an opportunity for Year 11 and 12 students to gain first-hand insights into the workings of the Australian Parliament and the impact of successful policy implementations in their area.

During the visit Mr Dick delivered an engaging and informative address to senior students, shedding light on the daily operations of the parliament.

She said he explained the intricacies of parliamentary procedures, the importance of legislative processes, and the role of the Speaker in maintaining order and facilitating debates.

The students were captivated by his anecdotes and the behind-the-scenes look at how decisions that shape the nation are made.

In addition Pearce MHR Tracey Roberts highlighted several successful policies and initiatives that have positively impacted the local community.

Irene McCormack Catholic College Year 11 and 12 students took part in a Q&A session during House Speaker Milton Dick and Pearce MHR Tracey Roberts’ visit.

The students learned about the significant contributions made in areas such as education, infrastructure, and community development.

These real-world examples of effective governance provided valuable lessons on the tangible outcomes of political decision-making.

The visit concluded with a lively Q&A session, where students posed thoughtful questions about current political issues, the challenges faced by legislators, and the future direction of Australian policies.

She said both visitors were impressed by the students’ engagement and their keen interest in civic matters.

Irene McCormack Catholic College humanities and social sciences head Cassandra Bull said the historic visit not only enriched the students’ understanding of the parliamentary system, but also inspired many to consider careers in public service.

“Irene McCormack Catholic College is grateful for the time and insights shared by the Hon Milton Dick MP and the Member for Pearce, Mrs Tracey Roberts MP, and we look forward to fostering an ongoing relationship with our nation’s leaders,’’ she said.