Speaker takes Parliament to Victoria

Speaker of the House of Representatives

This week, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honourable Milton Dick MP is in Victoria, where he will celebrate visiting over 100 schools, as part of the Parliament in Schools program.

Students will learn about federation, democracy and the Australian Parliament, as well as hear first-hand from the Speaker and their local member on what a typical day looks like in their electorate and when they are in Canberra for sitting weeks.

Over three days, the Speaker will visit:

Quotes attributable to the Hon Milton Dick MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives

“The Parliament in Schools program is an integral part of improving civics education across Australia.”

“During this trip, we are celebrating our 100th school visit from across Australia, since I launched this program in late-2022.”

“This program’s success is driven by its bipartisanship. I am really looking forward to spending time with these Federal MPs from across the political spectrum, to bring the Australian Parliament into their local schools.”

About the Parliament in Schools program

Launched in September 2022, the Parliament in Schools program is a bi-partisan initiative to make civics education accessible to students regardless of their location. In collaboration with local federal members, the Speaker is visiting schools across Australia to bring parliament to them.

The program is an extension to well-established PEO onsite, digital and outreach education programs available to schools across Australia.

It also complements the existing PEO online and print resources that are curriculum-aligned, for Australian teachers and students.

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