27th National Schools Constitutional Convention
The 27th National Schools Constitutional Convention was held at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra from 10-11 May 2022.
Ninety-nine students from Government, Independent and Catholic schools from across Australia attended the two-day activity. Due to uncertainties with COVID19, the students and supervisors gathered in their own states and territories in 11 hubs across Australia.
Four Darwin High School Year 12 students, Robert Myburgh, Keenan Murray, Ashley Hyde and Amelia Odquin made up the student delegation from the Northern Territory.
The Convention topic that delegates were tasked to investigate was, Does Australia need a Bill of Rights? Through a program of pre-reading, working groups and keynote speakers, delegates considered a wide range of issues around the topic before deciding their preferred option for an Australian Bill of Rights.
Outcomes from the Convention will be incorporated into a Communiqué that will be presented to the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Sue Lines, for tabling in Parliament and recorded in Hansard.
Congratulations to the students who were involved and thank you to Ms Goodsell for organising the DHS hub.