National Schools Constitutional Convention where they explored ways to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Peoples in the Constitution.
Emeritus Professor John Warhurst AO from the Australian National University facilitated the convention, held
between 20 and 22 March in Canberra.
After hearing from expert speakers as well as discussing and debating the issues, student delegates, including
Sara , participated in mock referenda on how the Constitution can recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Peoples.Sara said, ‘It was great meeting other students from all around Australia who were interested in learning about our
democracy.We also met politicians and attended Question Time in Parliament House.
The convention was funded by the Australian Government as part of its ongoing commitment for civics and