Prime Minister Kevin Rudd visited the Macquarie electorate with Labor candidate Susan Templeman last Friday, giving Bede Polding College students at South Windsor advice on the principles of life while touring the school.
While not announcing any election commitments, Mr Rudd praised Ms Templeman as a “fantastic” candidate.
“I have campaigned now with Susan on three occasions and we have been up the Blue Mountains together and we have done a few other things together,” he said.
“One: she’s a local. Two: she’s passionate about the local community, and three: she knows the importance of delivering things like the National Broadband Network to every single person who lives in the federal division of Macquarie — every single person, as opposed to having a digital divide where by some people get it — who have got some money, and others don’t who don’t have money.”
After his hour visit Mr Rudd left to “zip off to Melbourne”, leaving a trail of inspired students and teachers alike, behind him.