Swathi Shanmukhasundaram elected Youth Parliament Premier

Laura Green, Tyson Whelan, and Gabriella Payne 26 May 2018 9:27pm Youth parliamentarians elected Swathi Shanmukhasundaram as their Premier today for YMCA’s annual flagship program, following her electoral speech at the training weekend. “This is a huge learning opportunity,” the Premier said. “I think it’s really overwhelming, because I didn’t expect it.” Premier Shanmukhasundaram wants … Continue reading Swathi Shanmukhasundaram elected Youth Parliament Premier

Wangaratta youth proposes for Victoria to leave behind plastic bags

By Rehila Hydari The team of Young students from Wangaratta are attempting to pave the way for Victoria’s recycling future. The Wangaratta team brought in a Bill to Youth Parliament, proposing the mandatory use of biodegradable bags, leaving behind the archaic plastic bags. The team delivered their bill of ‘Mandatory use of Biodegradable and Recyclable … Continue reading Wangaratta youth proposes for Victoria to leave behind plastic bags

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF UNFAIR TRANSPORT COSTS

By Lucy Andrews On Tuesday last week, the Swinburne University team brought a reform to Youth Parliament asking for the introduction of concession cards and fuel vouchers for full-time higher education and international students. They also outlined the establishment of a Student Affordability Commission to oversee the implementation of the Bill and address student affordability … Continue reading SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF UNFAIR TRANSPORT COSTS

Fight for First Aid Training to be Compulsory in Secondary Schools

Chester Ngan Youth Parliamentarians from Wonthaggi Secondary College have successfully passed a Bill through the Legislative Council, proposing to train high school students in first aid. Their Bill, known as Mandatory First Aid Training for Secondary School Students Bill 2017, requires Victorian secondary schools to supply Level 2 First Aid training to all students in … Continue reading Fight for First Aid Training to be Compulsory in Secondary Schools

“Unacceptable statistics”: Mildura team tackles mental health in light of disturbing figures

Chester Ngan Mildura Rural City Council has passed a Bill through Youth Parliament, seeking to introduce a program that could potentially reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues among teenagers. Their Bill, titled Mental Health Early Intervention in Secondary Schools Bill 2017, aims to provide school-aged teenagers with professional support to quickly identify and overcome … Continue reading “Unacceptable statistics”: Mildura team tackles mental health in light of disturbing figures