35th Annual Earle Page College Politics Lecture

Sarah Mitchell

Education and political engagement in the digital age

Date: Thu 15th Aug 2019 6:00pm

Location: Austin College Dining Hall (next door to Earle Page College)
Contact: Francesca Stahlut  fstahlu2@une.edu.au 02 6773 5049

Fake news, Facebook and fear: the importance of education and political engagement in the digital age

Presenter: The Hon. Sarah Mitchell, MLC, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning

The Hon. Sarah Mitchell, MLC, talks about the impact of fake news and the importance of media literacy and the ability to engage critically with the messages we see around us — particularly in relation to our political engagement.

Since entering parliament in 2011, Sarah has served on numerous committees and as Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health and Western NSW. In 2019, Sarah was appointed Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning.

Sarah is a graduate of Gunnedah High School and is passionate about education, particularly in regional and remote parts of NSW. As Minister, she is committed to ensuring every child – no matter where they are from – has access to a top-quality education. Her family continue to live in Gunnedah and her eldest daughter has just started kindergarten at a local government school, so she is personally invested in NSW’s education system as a parent.

Everyone across the community is invited to this free public lecture.