Mitchell Brimblecombe and Cheneya Freese from Faith Lutheran College were given the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend a hearing for the Reserve Bank of Australia, held in Brisbane this week.
In addition to attending the hearing they were also given the opportunity to ask questions directly to the Governor of the RBA, Glenn Stevens.
The two local students were guests of Scott Buchholz, the Federal Member for Wright who is a member the Governments Joint Standing Committee on Economics.
Mr Buchholz was thrilled to extend the rare opportunity to two students who were enthusiastic and eager to learn more about how the Australian economy works.
“I was proud as punch when Mitchell and Cheneya asked their questions of the Governor; they were well researched and well-articulated. I could tell that Glenn Stevens was impressed by their calibre”,
“To give some perspective on why this opportunity was so special, the last time the RBA held a hearing in Brisbane both Mitchell and Cheneya were only just starting school; they are seniors now” said Mr Buchholz.
Mitchell, who is the College Captain at Faith Lutheran College, asked the Governor about the measures that have been put in place since the Global Financial Crisis to maintain the Australian economy’s strength.
Sheneya, who is the College Community Captain, asked about Australia’s exporting potential using the Chinese export market for dairy as a local example.