Day: 1 July 2016

30 Years of Youth Parliament

July 1, 2016

By Jamal Ben Haddou A youth parliamentarian debates in the legislative assembly For three decades the voice of Victoria’s youth has been heard in the highest levels of state government as the 30th Victorian Youth Parliament comes to a close. Since 1986, more than three thousand members have participated in the YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament. […]

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Students Speak up for Rural Concerns

July 1, 2016

Originally published in the Gannawarra Times. By Maggy Liu Six passionate young people from the Shire of Gannawarra have campaigned for the rights of rural youths at this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament. In its 30th year, YMCA Youth Parliament is a program offering young Victorians the opportunity to have their voices heard and influence state […]

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Indigenous Students Stand up for Under-Representation in Victoria

July 1, 2016

By Anthea Batsakis Young people from the Korin Gamadji Institute are speaking out against the gross under-representation of indigenous Australians in Victoria. After a heated debate, the KGI team passed a bill in YMCA Youth Parliament that would add a mandatory indigenous seat on every local council. Sponsoring team member Naki Kadd said the team […]

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