Day: 16 June 2014

Bendigo students set equality as priority for Victoria

June 16, 2014

A group of Bendigo students are demanding changes to the Equal Opportunity Act by seeking to remove the exemption of religious institutions from discrimination laws. The students will represent Bendigo in the YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament program, where they will have the opportunity to debate their Bill in Victorian Parliament. “All abilities for religious organisations […]

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Ivanhoe Girls seek change in Victorian drinking culture

June 16, 2014

Ivanhoe Girls Grammar will shatter a staunchly held stereotype about young Australians and alcohol, with their Bill proposing to raise the age people can buy alcohol. The group of six said they want to lift the drinking age from 18 to 21, because it is an issue that will affect them in the next couple […]

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Safeguarding cultural diversity in the workplace

June 16, 2014

A new team of young Victorian’s are calling on the government to promote cultural awareness in professional workplaces. The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) is a dynamic educational program, providing support and opportunities for Indigenous students to grow and succeed. The Bill represents AIME’s first entrance into the YMCA Youth Parliament program, but the team […]

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