Year 11 students who attended the recent State Schools Constitutional Convention have the chance to join their peers from around Australia and take their constitutional experience one step further.
Applications are now open for the 2020 National Schools Constitutional Convention, with 15 students who attended the Western Australian event held in early September eligible to apply. The National Convention will be held in Canberra on 16 and 17 March.
The annual WA event, which has been hosted by the WA Constitutional Centre for the past 20 years, provided an opportunity for 200 like-minded students from 23 schools to meet and discuss human rights issues that affect Australia. This year, students also heard from guest speakers Warren Hennessy and Clare Saunders, both from the State Solicitor’s Office, and Tamara Tulich from UWA Law School.
The issues examined during the conference included:
- How Australia's rights are protected.
- Human rights issues in Australia.
- Whether there is a need for an Australian Bill of Rights, and if those rights should be legislated or have constitutional status.
For more details about the 2020 National Schools Constitutional Convention and to download the application form click on the link below: