Chifley Federal MP Ed Husic is inviting local students to enter a competition that may give them the opportunity to deliver a speech at Parliament House.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Parliament House, Speaker of the House of Representatives Anna Burke MP has announced the national My First Speech competition for year 10 to 12 students across Australia.
“Two students from among all the entries will be chosen to come to Canberra in its centenary year and deliver a speech at Parliament House during our 25th anniversary Open Day on 24 August,” Mr Husic said.
“I would encourage eligible students across Chifley to think about the issues most important to them and enter this competition.
“From all the students I have seen in action across our area, I’m sure we have the talent that can make a mark on this competition.”
The competition asks year 10 to 12 students to consider what they would say if they were a newly elected Member of the House of Representatives and record themselves presenting the speech on video.
Alongside the trip to Canberra, the winning students and their schools will also receive a cash prize.
For further information about the My First Speech competition students can contact the Australian Parliament’s International and Community Relations Office on 1800 139 299 or email email@example.com