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Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

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Maria set to explore Education in Australia's Constitution

Maria set to explore Education in Australia's Constitution

Congratulations Maria Marouchtchak (Yr 12), who is one of 120 Year 11 and 12 students selected to participate in the 21st National Schools Constitutional Convention, being held at The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra from 16 - 18 March 2016.

The National Schools Constitutional Convention programme provides senior students with an opportunity to become better informed about how Australia's Constitution provides a democratic framework and encourages them to take an active interest in the operation of government. The topic of the 2016 Convention is ‘Education in a Federation'.
Facilitated by Emeritus Professor John Warhurst AO, Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University, the students will consider a range of arguments relating to the current division of responsibilities, assess whether it is working or if it is time for a change. This will include input from a panel of experts, group discussions on the issues and the opportunity to persuade other delegates of particular approaches. Students will participate in a mock referendum to determine the outcome of their deliberations.
In becoming a national delegate, Maria was selected from around 4,000 students from government, independent and Catholic schools, most of whom took part in feeder conventions in their home state or territory.
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