2016

The Perks of Breast Milk

By Anthea Batsakis     Young people in Victoria have been racking up a fuss about breast milk as they introduced a bill in Youth Parliament that would force all Victorian hospitals to have donor centres. They say breast milk is a perk for sick or premature babies who need the nutrients when the mother […]

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2016

Youth Ambassadors take on Innovation Gap

By Netania Lim As the next generation of leaders, youth are already passionate about capitalising on innovation. A team of six East Gippsland Youth Ambassadors is advocating for mandatory entrepreneurship classes in secondary schools as part of YMCA Youth Parliament this week. They want to build confidence in young people by giving them the skills […]

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2016

S Plates won’t make seniors safer, experts say

Image via Flickr By Christiane Barro S Plates for senior drivers are not expected to secure the safety of seniors on Victorian roads, experts say. Students from Overnewton Anglican College tried to secure the safety of elderly drivers by enforcing S Plates in a bill tabled to Youth Parliament. The bill failed to pass by […]

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2016

Cultural Literacy Emerges at Youth Parliament

By Rebekah Andrews Cultural illiteracy was brought into the public sphere last week after six students from Mount Alexander Shire took part in the YMCA’s 30th year of Youth Parliament. They were six of 120 young people across Victoria to sit at State Parliament for the week. Given the platform, they chose to address an […]

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