Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin
Shadow Minister for Social Services
Shadow Minister for the NDIS
Shadow Minister for Housing
Shadow Minister for Homelessness
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Student Leadership Roundtables A Resounding Success

Dozens of student leaders from Deakin secondary schools took part in the inaugural Student Leadership Roundtable Luncheon series in 2014, hosted by Michael Sukkar.

Michael held three luncheons in his office during the year, providing local students with an opportunity to have their say about the issues that matter to them and to ask questions of Michael as well as other Government representatives.

Michael said he was impressed by the high calibre of the contributions made by the students.

“It was very rewarding and useful for me to hear from the students about the issues that they care deeply about,” he said.

“I think the students also benefited from being able to ask questions and hear directly about the Coalition Government’s policies from those involved in shaping them.”

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, today joined Michael for the year’s final luncheon.

Michael and Senator Ryan spent more than hour talking to the Year 11 and 12 students about a range of topics.

Senator Ryan answered questions on issues including higher education, funding for schools, the National School Chaplaincy Programme and public safety.

Michael said he looked forward to hosting the next series of Student Leadership Roundtable Luncheons in 2015.