TEN Aboriginal secondary students from around Australia who are enrolled in the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation’s Follow The Dream program, including Muswellbrook High School’s Nikita O’Hara, took part in a special event this month.
The group flew to Canberra in mid-January for the inaugural Economic and Social Policy Summit, hosted by the Australian Treasury.
During the week-long summit, students learnt about Treasury’s role in advising on key policy matters, how the department supports the government to make important budgetary decisions, and the impact Treasury has on issues important to everyday Australians.
Pupils also had the opportunity to explore potential career pathways in government, tour parliamentary institutions, and visit local landmarks.
The summit marks the inaugural event for the newly-formed partnership between the Australian Treasury and the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation.