This weeks episode of Q&A saw high school students sit beside politicians on the panel to discuss Australia’s biggest issues.
One particular student stole the show with his meticulously worded answers to various questions, especially one regarding Tony Abbott’s new position in the government as special envoy on Indigenous affairs.
That student is Dylan Storer, a 15-year-old teen from Western Australia.
The panel was discussing how Abbott could help address low school attendance in Indigenous communities around the country when Dylan made a powerful statement about his new role – a statement which, evidently, resounded with the audience and plenty of viewers at home.
— ABC Q&A (@QandA) September 10, 2018
Outstanding job, Dylan Storer.
— Ken Wyatt MP (@KenWyattMP) September 10, 2018
Dylan Storer for PM.
— 🌊BennyMack86🌊🇦🇺🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧🏳️🌈 (@BennyMack86) September 10, 2018
Dylan should be given a voice in parliament! This 15 year old has a bright future!
— Nahir Bisso (@nahirbisso) September 10, 2018
Ruben and Dylan were wonderful to listen to. I hope they represent our political future. #qanda
— Vanityflair (@Vanityflair3) September 10, 2018
A common sense lesson by a 15yr old student.
— Cesar Roberti (@CesarRoberti) September 11, 2018
Host Tony Jones was so surprised at Dylan’s answers that he forgot how young the boy really is, while Labor senator Penny Wong also took the time to praise the bright young student.