Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has this week undergone a grueling interview with 14 year-old aspiring political analyst Ryan Hixson who is currently living in Wishart on exchange at Villanova from Chicago, Illinois USA.
Ryan chose Mr Vasta and the topic of Australian politics as his subject to report back to his school St Rita’s in Chicago when he returns next week.
Mr Vasta said it was great to have been able to provide such in depth answers for Ryan to take back to educate his classmates about Australian politics.
“He asked me a number of questions about the Australian constitution, Australian gun regulations, international relations and the Westminster system.”
“Ryan’s knowledge of politics in both Australian and the US is incredible and I have no doubt he’s going to give his classmates an in depth analysis of the political climate here in Australia and the comparisons between the two countries.”
“It’s important that young people understand politics in Australia, and I’m pleased to see how interested Ryan and his host classmate Alex were to learn about what I do as a Federal Member.”
“One of the most important things I get to do as a member of parliament is host mock parliament sessions in Bonner schools,” said Mr Vasta.
“Seeing the kids’ faces when they take part is invaluable and it’s a great way add to what they’ve learned in class in a practical and fun way.”