Day: July 4, 2017

Wellington Shire Revolutionises Recycling in New Scheme

July 4, 2017

Lucy Andrews A Bill has passed through Youth Parliament outlining a new recycling scheme to be initiated in Victoria by the team from Wellington Shire. Known as the Victorian Container Deposit Scheme (VCDS), the Bill proposes that ‘reverse vending machines’ (RVMs) be introduced in Victoria, allowing residents to deposit recyclables in the machines and receive […]

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Increased Funding for Parental Leave Passes the Youth Parliament

July 4, 2017

Hiba Hammoud Students from Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School passed the bill ‘Subsidies for Parents Returning to the Workforce from Parental Leave‘ in the Legislative Assembly at YMCA’s 2017 Youth Parliament. The current legislation, as outlined by Fair Work Australia, states that ’employees can get parental leave when a child is born or adopted’. They are able to take up […]

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Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Council

July 4, 2017

9.41am: Debate has begun on the ‘Victorian Container Deposit Scheme Bill 2017 9:45am: The bill is read for the first time 9.53: The government argues back “instead of letting plastic ruin our earth why don’t we help stop climate change…” 9.58am: “If we want Victoria as the place to be it needs to be inviting…no […]

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Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Assembly

July 4, 2017

 9.39am- Bill on the Classification of Edible Consumables’ Environmental Footprint kicks off with Nicholas Barker of Castlemaine. 9.44am- Tanna Reynolds points out the difficulties of executing this bill for smaller producers. It is not “easy peasy lemon squeezy but lemon difficult lemon difficult lemon difficult!” 9.49am- This bill helps “fight against waste and needless pollution” in […]

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Safe Injecting Rooms Gains Approval by Youth Parliamentarians

July 4, 2017

Kergen Angel The Westbourne Grammar School’s team passed a Bill endorsing research towards trialling and potentially permanently establishing ‘Medically Safe Injecting Centres’ (MSICs) at this year’s Victorian Youth Parliament. The Westbourne team is targeting increases in intravenous drug abuse and drug-fuelled violence that they claim has been on the rise in their community in the […]

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