Menu

Education Today Logo


newsletter

Education Today Cover Browse Issue

Students put Scott Morrison under the pump

News Image

It's become a tradition at Trinity Grammar and Scott Morrison recently became the fifth sitting Treasurer to answer some tough questions from the school’s economists since the first Q&A in 1983.

Year 12 student Jacob Gadiel took the opportunity to ask whether Mr Morrison would consider contesting leadership of the Liberal party should the opportunity arise, ouch. In true polly style, Mr Morrison was quick to reply that he is certain that Mr Turnbull will win the next election. Anyway, we know who’s gunning for the PM.

School Captain, Saachin Simpson asked Mr Morrison how he aims to achieve a balanced budget by calling for tax cuts. Elliott Earnshaw of Year 11 recommended strategies that the Federal Government could implement to achieve the targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement, and Alex Kolesnikoff of Year 12 provocatively questioned the benefits of new appointment Philip Gaetjens as Treasury Secretary.

Economics and Business Studies students along with students from the Economics Q&A Club, joined the Head Master, Tim Bowden, Barry Collins from the School Council and Treasury officials, for the intense Q&A session.

“The Question and Answer sessions provided a unique and exciting opportunity for our students to learn from a prominent politician. I’m sure it has given Trinity students more confidence and motivation, making them better Australian citizens. The students clearly appreciated it, and I overheard one Year 12 student comment that it was a highlight of his six years at Trinity!”, reflected Ian Moore, Head of Economics at Trinity.

Some other noteworthy questions included: ‘Do you have nightmares about another GFC?’; ‘Do you believe the chances of the Liberal Party winning the next election are the same as the Sharks winning this year’s premiership?’; and ‘Are you privately pleased that the government was persuaded by the opposition to set up the Royal Commission into the financial services sector?’


14 Nov 2018 | National
Nowhere to run for cheaters News Image

While it’s prevalent at universities, cheaters’ days might be numbered as markers have shown themselves to be adept at indentifying which assignments are not the work of the student and the ability improves with training. Read More

14 Nov 2018 | NSW
Surf Lifesavers head Bush News Image

Over 6,000 youngsters will get a taste of the beach when the 25th annual Beach to Bush program rolls into towns including Tamworth, Lismore, West Wyalong, Young, Moree, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Canberra. Read More

13 Nov 2018 | National
Catholic School Principals plan for future News Image

As the current crop of Catholic School Principals retires there’s concern that no one is stepping up to the plate, The Catholic Schools’ Middle Leadership Program addresses the development of new leaders. Read More

13 Nov 2018
Students asked which anti-smoking ads work best News Image

Quit Victoria’s annual Critics’ Choice initiative invites students to appraise anti-smoking ads and high school students are being called upon to get involved.
Read More

13 Nov 2018 | National
Program sees autistic toddlers thrive in mainstream kinder News Image

Toddlers with autism can thrive in normal kindergarten environments if provided with the correct scaffolding and La Trobe University’s Group-Early Start Denver Model (G-ESDM) looks to be one intervention that works well. Read More