COVID-19 highlights the need to encourage emerging leaders

October 22, 2020

If anyone doubted the value of encouraging emerging leaders to safeguard our democracy, then the devastating global impact of COVID-19 should put that to rest.

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Mildura team members Ella Beard, Jordan Currie, Jemima Lotika, Chloe Horne, Brady Glen and Chloe Hosking

Mildura Youth Parliament team takes up air conditioning fight

October 1, 2020

The Mildura team is fighting for air conditioning in public housing.

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Students demand single-use plastics tax

September 30, 2020

Three students from the City of Boroondara are calling for a single-use plastics tax, believing it is the next step Victoria should take following last year’s ban on light weight plastic bags.

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Central Highlands Youth Advisory Board team members. L-R: Zac Eaton, Chloe Wadell, Gabriel Gervasoni, Katie Balharrie and Chloe Rae.

Students fight to increase the post-discharge support of acute patients

September 17, 2020

Members of the Central Highlands Youth Advisory Board are fighting for increased support for recently discharged acute patients.

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Madison Nicol, Jasmine Thuree, Rachel Grimaud, Annabelle Rodda, Mitchell Sprague and James Barger from the Overnewton Youth Parliament team.

Overnewton students call for education system reforms

August 25, 2020

A group of students from Overnewton Anglican Community College will introduce a Bill at the annual YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament which proposes a review of the Victorian education system.

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Young people push for life skills to be taught in schools

August 22, 2020

A team of young people from Strathbogie Council are calling for the Victorian Government to introduce life education classes into the state’s curriculum as part of the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament.

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Photo collage of Andrew Pritchard, Meg Reuel, Steph Hines and Michael Killen.

Moyne Shire youth councillors prepare to deliver bill for regional road maintenance

August 20, 2020

They’re some of south-west Victoria’s newest independent drivers and that’s exactly why they’re taking up the baton in a long-running campaign to make regional roads safer.

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