On Monday June 25, the Year 9 Humanities students were lucky enough to have a guest speaker from Mark McGowan’s Labor government. Mr David Alexander is the Principal Policy Adviser for the Office of the Hon Bill Johnston MLA who is the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; Asian Engagement. Mr Alexander spoke to the students about the process and importance of listening to the voices of all the key stakeholders in any government decision. He challenged the students to break out of their comfort zone and to search for and consider opinions and views that may differ from their own. The students also received advice on the importance in seeking out reliable news information and critically evaluating the information that is often presented on social media platforms and by the big newspapers and television stations. Many interesting and important questions were asked and answered and we thank Mr David Alexander for taking time out of his busy schedule.