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Submissions open for ‘My First Speech’ competition

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Brooke Pittman

03 July 2024, 9:00 PM

Submissions open for ‘My First Speech’ competition

Gilmore school students in years 10, 11 and 12 are eligible to enter the national ‘My First Speech’ competition, with entries closing on 27 July.


The competition provides an opportunity for a student from each year group to be flown to Canberra, with a parent or guardian, to present their speeches live and undertake a program at Parliament House.



Students are asked to consider what they would say, if they were a newly elected Member of the House of Representatives and record themselves presenting the speech on video.


Fiona Phillips, MP for Gilmore encourages local students to speak up about the things they feel passionate about. 


Drawing on her background as a TAFE teacher and a dedicated mother of four, Phillips was compelled to enter the world of politics to give back to her community. 



“I love supporting community organisations. I love being able to shape policies, services and infrastructure that will help our communities into the future,” she said. 


For more details, go to: 2024 My First Speech Competition. Entries close on July 27 at 11.59pm AEST.