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Kerry Nettle faces thorny questions

26 JULY 2004

Outspoken young Greens Senator Kerry Nettle will be quizzed about her long-term political intentions and the sustainability of the party's environmental policies during a Talkback Classroom interview at the National Museum of Australia this Wednesday.

The former youth worker, activist and New South Wales' first Greens Senator will be asked whether she's sticking to an earlier statement about stepping down after one term - and about the Green's endorsement of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11.

The nationally-selected panel of students set to quiz Senator Nettle is: Lachlan McLean, Eltham College of Education; Sarah Wozniak, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta; and Nigel Hutton, Yeppoon State High School.

WHAT: Kerry Nettle Talkback Classroom

WHEN: 10.30am, Wednesday, 28 July 2004

WHERE: Studio, National Museum, Acton

Talkback Classroom, a joint National Museum and Parliamentary Education Office project, gives students access to key politicians and public figures as part of the national civics curriculum.

Other guests this year include Governor-General Michael Jeffrey and Senator Natasha Stott Despoja in September.

The Kerry Nettle interview will be edited and broadcast on ABC Radio National's Life Matters program on Monday, 16 August from 9.30am.

Talkback Classroom can also be seen on the SBS TV program, School Torque.

For interviews, images or more information please contact the National Museum's Public Affairs Director, Martin Portus on 02 6208 5351, 0409 916 481 or m.portus@nma.gov.au