Raising Our Voice in Federal Parliament


Congratulations to Liv Dinnen, Year 9, who recently had a speech read out in the House of Representatives as part of the Raise Our Voice Australia initiative.

Through Raise Our Voice Australia, more than 70 federal members of parliament from across Australia have committed to reading out 90-second speeches, during a sitting of parliament, written by young people from around Australia.

On Wednesday 9 November 2022, Member for Fraser Dr Daniel Mulino read out Liv’s speech on her behalf, in which she’d answered the prompt: What do you want to see from Australia’s new parliament?

Liv’s used persuasive language techniques in her speech to argue for closing the gender pay gap, increasing women’s participation in the workforce, increasing the minimum wage in female dominated industries, and paid parental leave.

The Raise Our Voice Australia initiative has been widely promoted by the Academy of Mary Immaculate’s Humanities Department because it provides students with a valuable opportunity to exercise their civic duties, practice argument and debate skills, and participate in the democratic process.

Term 3 Mercy


Our Academy community is immersed in Term Three Mercy awareness and fundraising for Mercy Works and McAuley Community Services for Women. Over this term we learn about the work of these two Mercy organisations and create fundraising events to raise money for them.

View some highlights of their great work here. Here are some short videos that highlight their great work.

Mercy Works   McAuley Community Services for Women

If you would like to help our student’s efforts in raising money and awareness for Mercy Works and McAuley Community Services for Women, you can contribute to this school Bank Link by Friday 16 September. Type this description in the Reference 1 field ‘Mercy Fundraising’ and it will go to these organisations.