TRACTION Participants meet the PM!

Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull visited the Cleveland community today for a morning tea function along the Raby Bay Harbourside and five TRACTION participants were fortunate to meet the PM. Andrew Laming MP, federal member for Bowman, is a long-time supporter of TRACTION, hosted the PM and organised the event attended by approximately 400 well wishers.

​TRACTION was delighted to invited to the event along with a number of other Brisbane community organisations.

​TRACTION participants were the first to meet the PM after his official address and were able to share their experience at TRACTION with Mr Turnbull and also represent their schools. Talia and Cooper represented Victoria Point State High School, Lucas attended from Cleveland District High School and Blade and Jake flew the colours of Alexandra Hills High School.

The PM took the time to meet the TRACTION participants, talk with them about their progress in the program and was presented with a TRACTION T-shirt and cap as a gesture of thanks. He even posed for some selfies with the TRACTION crew!
Special thanks to:

  • Penny and Sonia from Mr Laming’s electoral team for coordinating the morning and welcoming the TRACTION team,
  • John and Samantha – parents of TRACTION participants for attending,
  • Mr Thomas, Ms Pohlner, Ms Ingram, Mr Kitchener and Ms Bourke – staff from the three participating TRACTION schools for helping the students participate in the special event, and
  • TRACTION mentors Richard and John for accompanying the participants to the once-in-a lifetime experience.

Further information:
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – website and Instagram
​Andrew Laming MP, federal member for Bowman – 
website and facebook