Local students grill Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens

High school students from the Chifley electorate got the chance to grill Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens at a parliamentary inquiry on Friday (March 7).

Mr Stevens, Deputy RBA Governor Philip Lowe and Assistant Governor (Economics) Christopher Kent appeared before a session of the House of Representatives Standing Economics Committee held in Sydney.

Two students each from Chifley College and Rooty Hill High School were invited by Chifley MP Ed Husic to attend the hearing and economics questions.

Rooty Hill High School student Siddarth Maharaj  reflected on the importance of a strong manufacturing sector.

"The hearing gave us a valuable insight into the current economic conditions and monetary policy," Siddarth said.

Siddarth was accompanied by fellow student Liam Jurd.

Mr Husic - who is the Deputy Chair of the Economics Committee - was very pleased western Sydney was so well represented.

"I was thrilled students from Chifley were able to be part of this experience - and proudly represent our area, speaking confidently in front of parliamentarians and seasoned economics correspondents," Mr Husic said.

"I was particularly pleased to see the students asking questions of Governor Stevens, because it reflected their views and concerns about the economy and how it affects their futures.''

Chifley College Business Tenile Bryce and Xara Atera-Chapman also attended the hearing;

"I thought that the meeting was intriguing and informative. It was nice to see that the public, specifically future leaders, could get involved in today's proceedings,'' Tenille said.

The Committee comprises 10 members from both the Government and Opposition.

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