Journalism and politics students from Notre Dame’s Fremantle campus had the opportunity to apply their knowledge about government and politics during an interactive Q&A session with a panel of local political leaders.
Organised by the Notre Dame Student Association (NDSA), the event attracted about 80 students and featured Curtin MP and former Notre Dame Vice-Chancellor Celia Hammond, Burt MP Matt Keogh and WA Upper House member Brad Pettitt. The event was particularly timely as attention turns to the next federal election.
Key topics discussed included climate change, the cost of living, internet censorship, recent changes to the Higher Education Contribution Scheme, and how politicians can get their message out in an increasingly fragmented media environment.
The event was also a chance for the politicians to talk about what motivated them to enter politics, what their parties have in common with each other, and the main issues they will be focusing on at the election.
Congratulations to the NDSA for organising the event and thank you to our special guests for dedicating their time.
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