Recently, USC Year 11 Legal Studies students, Mikayla Venning, Olivia Christie and Reuben Fernee, were privileged to attend the South Australian Secondary Schools State Constitutional Convention held at Parliament House, North Terrace. This year’s convention focused on the topic “Should the Commonwealth Parliament have specific powers to legislate for the environment?”
Participants heard perspectives on the issue from prominent South Australian legal experts. They also had the chance to participate in smaller group discussions before concluding the day with a robust debate on the topic in the State House of Assembly chamber.
These conventions have been held annually since 1995 and provide worthwhile opportunities for Year 11 students to hear about and discuss significant constitutional and governance issues. In the past, these programs have attracted a large amount of interest from many South Australian high schools.
Legal Studies Teacher