Ipswich students invited to write speech as MP

HIGH school students in Ipswich are being urged to put their views to the House of Representatives as part of this year's My First Speech Competition.

The nationwide competition is open to all Australian secondary students enrolled in years 10 to 12.

Students are asked to imagine themselves as a newly elected MP and to write and present a three minute speech about an issue they are passionate about.

Entries are due by Friday, September 12 and first, second and third place winners will be flown to Canberra with a parent or guardian to present their speech live at Parliament House.

To find out what previous competition winners have written and for more details, go to aph.gov.au/myfirstspeech.



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