Thursday, 6 July 2023

Speech competition opens for Hinkler high school students

Students in years 10, 11 and 12 are being encouraged to enter the national My First Speech competition.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said students from high schools across the Hinkler electorate can envision themselves as a newly elected Member of Parliament and what they might say in their first speech.

“This is a great opportunity for our local students to shine a national spotlight on an issue that is important to them,” Mr Pitt said.

“Speeches play an important role in the Parliament, whether it’s highlighting the achievements of a local constituent or organisation or putting forward my views on an issue or legislation.

“Students need to record a 90-second speech on video on the topic of their choosing and submit it by 5pm on Friday, 11 August 2023.”

The winners, accompanied by a parent or guardian, will be flown to Canberra to deliver their speeches live at Parliament House and participate in an engaging program tailored to deepen their understanding of the legislative process.

To learn more about the competition and submit their entries, students can visit:

For further information and inquiries regarding the My First Speech competition, please contact my office on (07) 4152 0744.

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