Water a priority for students

September 16, 2019

Warrandyte High School students Lucy, Alicia, Evangeline, Skye, Bella and Alexis at Youth Parliament. Picture: Lachie Abbott By Lachie Abbott At the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament a team of students from Warrandyte High School passed a proposal for the compulsory installation of water tanks on new residential sites. The Warrandyte team’s Bill passed with 34 […]

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Mildura students fight for rural mental health reforms

September 16, 2019

SUCCESS! Pleased with their Bill triumph are, left to right: Eliza Bessell-Tafengatoto, Josh May, Taurie Bishop, Jack Smith, Georgia Leutner and Brady Glen. By Medha Vernekar The timing could not have been better for six Mildura students attending the recent sitting of the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament. The team, comprising Josh May, Jack Smith, Brady […]

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Alex speaks up in parliament

September 6, 2019

Alex and his team members speak up in parliament. By Minyue Ding Essendon resident, Alex Tyndall has successfully passed a Bill proposing more funding for university accommodation at the 2019 YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament on the first of July. Alex and his team members Declan Negus, Bree Booth, Miguel Regaio and Aisha Warsame tabled a […]

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This is the real reason young Australians aren’t voting

September 5, 2019

Young people came out in force for the 2017 same-sex marriage postal survey. But when it came to the recent federal election, young people failed to turn up. Victorian Youth Parliament’s Cassie Sneikus says there’s a pretty simple reason why. By Cassie Sniekus Despite being engaged in social issues, when it comes to our party […]

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The week Gen Z took over Victorian Parliament

September 5, 2019

VICTORIAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT 2019 (IMAGE: AFIQAH ROZALI) By Ashleigh Barraclough Imagine this. Robust debate around drug harm minimisation initiatives. Proposals for health education that’s inclusive of all sexualities. Discussion of essential environmental reforms and new ideas for ways to make women feel safe on public transport. Our people and our planet’s wellbeing prioritised over votes […]

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Local students push through transport bill

July 12, 2019

Local students debating regional public transport at Parliament House. Back row Orlando Davidson, Chloe Bethune, Lucy Capurso, Ivan Reyes-Eames, (front) Jazmine-Rose Carrington and Rebecca Hurley. By Anhar Al-Shameri A GROUP of Wellington Shire students are one step closer to improving public transport accessibility in regional areas, after successfully passing their bill at the 2019 YMCA […]

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Geelong students campaign for pill-testing at parliament

July 11, 2019

YOUTH ISSUES: Geelong College students Henry Rodda, Tom Forshaw, Lachlan Houen, Jonathan Hanson, Bella Miller and Trinity Murphy campaigned for pill testing this week. By Magy Mekhaiel and Luke Voogt Geelong students led a push for pill testing at musical festivals during YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament this week. The six Geelong College students drafted a […]

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