Day: 1 July 2014

Day two of Youth Parliament – Live Blog Archive

July 1, 2014

6:01PM Things got pretty heated by the end of the day. Literally. Members in the Legislative Council were told they could remove their jackets. The heat must have made them crazy, because things got very shouty in the Council, but also giggly. The Speakers in both chambers were calling for order several times by the […]

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Bill passed to address inconsistent labelling of organic products

July 1, 2014

The Highview Bill “The Promotion of Organic Agriculture” was successfully passed in the Legislative Assembly this morning. The passionate Highview College students recognised the current lack of regulations in the labelling of organic products. Laurel Fry-McBean from the Highview College Team opened the debate, noting that there are currently “massive flaws” in organic agricultural industry, […]

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Bill to prepare students for the “real world” passes

July 1, 2014

In the Legislative Assembly of Youth Parliament, the Bill for the Mandatory Introduction of Life Skills Classes in Secondary Schools passed on Monday. “Youths will inevitably have to face the realities of life. This Bill will educate and prepare them for this,” said Bill Sponsor, Marcus Pensa from the Overnewton team, in his conclusion. The […]

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Close win for Bill to have schools provide mandatory Asian language studies

July 1, 2014

The Kilmore Bill narrowly passed with 33 for and 27 against. The Bill calls for compulsory Asian language education from Prep to Year 10. Kilmore proposed all students to study Mandarin, Hindi, Indonesian or Japanese. Mitch Wood from the refuter-team Westbourne, argued it would “limit the multiculturalism to just four countries, undermining other cultures.” Alex […]

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Day one of Youth Parliament – Live Blog Archive

July 1, 2014

The following is a copy of the live feed blog from day one, 30 June, of the 2014 YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament written by the Youth Parliament Press Gallery. 5:57PM The day is over and the Youth Parliament members file back onto the buses waiting at Governor’s House to head back to camp. Whilst the […]

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Mandatory volunteering for secondary school students

July 1, 2014

A team of young people from Sale are pushing for all Victorian secondary school students to undertake 100 hours of volunteering. In legislation drafted by the Wellington Shire Youth Council, students will complete compulsory voluntary service with an accredited organisation throughout years 7 to 10. Schools will be required to implement the voluntary service into […]

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