Rochester Rotary sponsored Belinda Adams to join students from around the country at Parliament House in Canberra for the federal Budget announcement.ELAINE COONEY May 27, 2014 3:20am
Student Belinda Adams had the opportunity to watch debate in the Federal Parliament recently. Photo: Elaine Cooney
Rochester Secondary College student Belinda Adams (pictured) had the opportunity to watch the delivery of the Federal Budget at Parliament House earlier this month.
She watched Labor’s reaction to the budget and had a bird’s eye view of Tony Abbott’s face.
Ms Adams said Mr Abbott’s grin quickly disappeared from his face as Labour responded.
She found treasurer Joe Hockey to be an interesting speaker and enjoyed the heated debate between politicians.
She kept an open mind about the different political views and learned how the system operated.
The group of students from across Australia had the opportunity to create a mock budget and debate the issues arising from it.
Though she remained apolitical during the week-long trip, Ms Adams was worried about deregulation of university fees, which would make study more expensive when she went to university in 2016.
She was also worried about $7 co-payment on doctor’s visits.
Ms Adams made some new friends who are already planning a reunion.
The experience left her with a greater knowledge of the political environment and confirmed she would pursue a career in politics.
Ms Adams was sponsored by Rochester Rotary for the trip.
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Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
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Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
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Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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