Senior Council meets Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Posted 25 June 2015 4:08pm

Several members of the Senior Council attended the Magna Carta lecture in Parliament House on Wednesday night, hearing Prime Minister Tony Abbott address guests including the British High Commissioner, Governor General of Australia and speaker of the House of Representatives.

The Prime Minister's modern interpretation of the Magna Carta's principle of the Rule of Law compared terrorism to medieval barbarianism and highlighted that this 800-year-old document is still relevant today. The students had the opportunity to meet and greet Mr Abbott after the speech and spoke with Aunty Janet, an Aboriginal elder who gave the Welcome to Country.

Lauren Rogers
Geography and Social Sciences Teacher

PHOTO: Helen Johnson, Grace Pittar, Ellina Woodgate, Larissa Woosup, Isobel Sneddon, Maddison Pearce, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Elizabeth Tridgell, Olivia Sutton and Ebony Ferraro. Absent from photo: Emma Findlay and Colette Burke.