Constitutional Convention

Energy Solutions on the agenda at Constitutional Convention

Solutions for Australia’s growing energy crisis were top of mind at the Local Schools Constitutional Convention held at Sacred Heart College Kyneton on Thursday 27 July. The topic for discussion at the Convention was “Should the Federal Government intervene in Australia’s energy production due to the national and international issues presented by climate change?”

Providing much food for thought on the topic were political guest speakers – Senator Jane Hume, Federal Senator for Victoria, Ms Lisa Chesters MP, Federal Member for Bendigo, Ms Mary-Anne Thomas MP, State Member for Macedon (representing the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio, State Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change), Mr David Southwick MP, State Lower House Shadow Minister for Innovation, Shadow Minister for Energy & Resources & Shadow Minister for Renewables. The Hon Wendy Lovell MP, State Upper House Member for Northern Victoria also provided her support on the day.

Some 120 Year 10 and 11 students from schools including: Girton Grammar School, Marist College Bendigo, Salesian College Sunbury and Sunbury College joined students from Sacred Heart College, Kyneton for the day which had been organised and run by Ms Maryann Kennedy and her Australian and Global Politics class.