Day: June 30, 2016

Hobsons Bay Backs Healthy Body Image

June 30, 2016

By Maggy Liu “If I were a model, my acne scars will be edited away just like my confidence.” That was just one statement in Hue Man Dang’s speech when she sponsored the Regulating Image Alteration Bill in YMCA Youth Parliament today. She is part of the Hobsons Bay Youth Council team, alongside five other […]

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“It’s Scary”: Gippsland’s Youth Push for More Volunteering and Less Schoolies

June 30, 2016

By Christiane Barro The Wellington Youth Council have failed to secure an initiative in Victorian schools that would encourage volunteering as an alternative to schoolies. The team unsuccessfully tabled their bill in Youth Parliament this afternoon – it was defeated by 29 votes. The bill would ensure Victorian schools organise a two-week volunteering trip for […]

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Ivanhoe Girls See Red over Tampon Tax

June 30, 2016

By Kim Koelmeyer The controversial tampon tax has been brought back into the public attention as Girls’ Access to Education and Health Products Bill passed in Youth Parliament this morning. The bill aims to increase access to female sanitary products for girls aged 12 to 25 with vouchers that either subsidise the GST or the […]

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2016 Is the Year of Innovation, Says East Gippsland Youth Ambassadors

June 30, 2016

By Netania Lim With Youth Parliament debating entrepreneurship classes, phrases like “ideas boom” is thrown around like confetti. Six East Gippsland Youth Ambassadors debated the bill, Mandatory Entrepreneurship Classes in Secondary Schools, in today’s YMCA Youth Parliament. The bill aims to help young people understand how businesses and communities work, enabling them to then run […]

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Show Us Your Breast Milk!

June 30, 2016

By Anthea Batsakis Victoria’s youth are keeping abreast of infant health as they unanimously passed a bill to make breast milk donations more accessible in Youth Parliament. The bill, spearheaded by students from Moonee Valley Council, was hotly debated as the refuting team said it needed more regulations to work. Mater Christ College refuting member […]

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Mental Health a Real Issue for Youth

June 30, 2016

Originally published in the Education Matters Magazine. By Netania Lim     Melbourne Girls College students taking part in this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament have argued for improving Victorian students’ education in mental health. The team of six Melbourne College students believe mental health deserves much greater prominence in the Victorian school curriculum and is […]

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Horsham College Students Tabled a Bill Supporting Veterans at the 2016 YMCA Youth Parliament

June 30, 2016

Originally published in the Wimmera Mail Times. By Rebekah Andrews   Young voices from Horsham were heard at state parliament this week.   Six students from Horsham College participated in the 2016 YMCA Youth Parliament program. The Horsham team joined 120 other young people from across the state to debate issues important to them. Each year, youth […]

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