Students talk with MP
SIX South Grafton High School students yesterday were given the opportunity to ask Janelle Saffin questions about her role as an MP.
The students, Hayley Darke, Mandaway Dutton, Isaac White, Jorja Armstrong, Harriet Tatham and Ruby Turnbull, are senior executives and have leadership roles within the school.
Federal Member for Page Ms Saffin said she took pleasure from these visits as she got to talk to kids who make a difference.
“It inspires me to see so many young people within my electorate so interested in their community, public affairs and politics. All of these kids are so well rounded and are not just excelling academically but are also heavily involved within the community,” Ms Saffin said.
It was also a good day for Jorja Armstrong, who received a cheque from Ms Saffin, which will be used to cover travel expenses to and from Sydney for Youth Parliament.
After returning from her training in Sydney, Jorja said she was now far more knowledgeable about how parliament works. She was looking forward to the challenge of being involved.
“I will present my Bill during the Youth Parliament as a Minister on Domestic Violence and Education within the community about what constitutes domestic violence,” Jorja said.
Clarence MP Steve Cansdell has matched Ms Saffin’s contribution to Jorja’s travels.