Western Chances Scholarship recipient Aretha Stewart-Brown recently appeared as a panellist on ABC TV’s discussion show Q&A, as part of their High School special, on Monday 24 July.
Aretha received her first scholarship from Western Chances in 2014 and her scholarship has been renewed each year since. After receiving an alert that Q&A was looking for young people to be part of the panel, our Program Manager Anne Connors encouraged Aretha to apply.
Western Chances were so excited to find out that Aretha had been selected and will be joining other young Victorians to tackle the big issues alongside the Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg and the Shadow Health Minister Catherine King.
About Aretha Stewart-Brown
Aretha is a young indigenous activist and student of Williamstown High School, as well as an in-demand speaker who lends her knowledge and voice to organisations and marches across Melbourne.
You may have seen Aretha in the media as part of the recent 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC forces in WWI. She represented Australia and her indigenous relatives during this important celebration.
She was also a participant in the National Indigenous Youth Parliament and was chosen by sixty of her peers as the first ever female Prime Minister of the National Indigenous Youth Parliament, giving her the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Watch Q&A Online
You can view the full episode of Q&A online.
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