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ST THOMAS’ STUDENTS ENJOY MELBOURNE CUP IN CANBERRA

November 2, 2011

The race that stops a nation also stopped Parliament House this week as St Thomas Primary School students watched the Melbourne Cup in the office of Federal MP Darren Chester.

The Member for Gippsland heard the students were in Parliament House for their Canberra trip and invited them to join him to view the prestigious race.

More than 30 students crammed into the MP’s office for the race and then took the opportunity to find out more about life as a politician.

“Parliament was suspended for 30 minutes while the race was held and it was a good opportunity to invite the St Thomas students into my office to enjoy the Melbourne Cup,” Mr Chester said.

“It was a thrilling race and the students enjoyed the event and then asked me several questions about life in Parliament.”

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