By Simone Costa
The Victoria Youth Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of Mandatory Reconciliation Action Plans in Schools.
The team who presented the bill say this would create a more culturally safe and equitable school environment.
Under the proposed bill, each school would create their own Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in consultation with local First Nations community members. The process would be overseen by Reconciliation Australia and the Department of Education.
Gunai-Monaro woman and youth parliamentarian, Chloe Baulch said a RAP can help First Nations people feel like they are being heard.
“I believe it should have already been mandated,” said the 20-year-old.
Read more at the National Indigenous Times: https://nit.com.au/victorian-young-people-call-for-mandatory-reconciliation-in-schools/