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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