Malcolm meets AUJS

September 17, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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A delegation of 50 AUJS students from around Australia has visited Canberra to develop their political knowledge and skills, by meeting with many of the nation’s senior leaders in Parliament House…including Malcolm Turnbull days before he became Prime Minister.


Malcolm Turnbull meets AUJS's Julian Kowal

Malcolm Turnbull meets AUJS’s Julian Kowal

Day one was dedicated to training and preparation for the following two days, in which AUJS leaders met with over 30 senior politicians, journalists, lobbyists, senior public servants and ambassadors.

Amongst the speakers were now Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Senator Richard Di Natale, Christopher Pyne, Anthony Albanese, Mark Dreyfus, Sky News Political Editor David Speers and Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs.

The students meet Gillian Trigg

The students meet Gillian Triggs

“The conference allows Jewish students, to engage with the political process and learn about a wide range of Issues from those who make the decisions, which is an unrivalled opportunity”, AUJS National Political Director and Conference Organiser, Julian Kowal said.

“It is a testament to the immense respect our nation’s senior leaders have towards AUJS and the Jewish Community, given that no other comparable conference exists for any other student group in Australia”

“PTS also offers an opportunity for our voice as Jewish students to be heard by senior politicians from across the political spectrum, which is of immense importance to the ongoing welfare of our members, given the worsening situation on campus”

“Many of the speakers spoke of the importance of our community being actively engaged in politics, which will hopefully inspire the participants to join a political party and make a difference to how our community’s interests are represented”

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