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2021 Online General Queensland Schools Constitutional Convention

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Register for the Online General Queensland Schools Constitutional Convention to discuss a new preamble for the Australian Constitution

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The program will investigate the constitutional issue: 'Should the Australian Constitution have a new preamble that would recognise our history, our aspirations and the many peoples and groups that make up our nation?'

Through a program involving pre-reading materials, keynote presentations exploring perspectives on the role and importance of the preamble, and working groups, students will discuss and draft a possible new preamble.

The online General convention will be facilitated through Collaborate Ultra, which can be accessed by state and non-state schools.

Queensland State, Catholic and Independent secondary schools may register a team of up-to-four (4) Year 10 and Year 11 students and one (1) supervisor. Students studying Humanities subjects are well placed to participate in the program.

From each school team, one student can nominate to be a delegate to the national convention, and present a three minute speech on the constitutional issue: 'Should the Australian Constitution have a new preamble that would recognise our history, our aspirations and the many peoples and groups that make up our nation?' Students participating in the General convention will elect Queensland's delegates to the National Convention.

Following registration of a school team, including contact details for a school contact, pre-reading materials, a draft program, a weblink and information to support participation in the online convention will be communicated to the school contact.

Note for 2021, the non-state schools contribution fee will not be charged as the convention will be run online.

Inquiries can be directed to the Queensland.SCC@qed.qld.gov.au mailbox.

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We deliver world-class education services for Queenslanders at every stage of their personal and professional development. Through key portfolios – Early Childhood and Education – we strive to ensure that Queenslanders have the education they need to contribute to the economy.

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