By Simone Costa
Bills young people present at the Victoria Youth Parliament show the us the world they want to live in.
The 2021 Victorian Youth Parliament had levels of diversity far beyond actual Parliaments across Australia, and showed more respect for one another than we usually see from politicians.
Bill topics ranged from compulsory training for police on sensitive issues, controlled areas for recreational hooning and mandatory Auslan education in schools.
The Youth Parliamentarians also debated a Matter of Public Importance – one topic they all decided must be raised – that Victoria should commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2030. This passed with overwhelming support.
The 18 bills passed in the Victoria Youth Parliament were received by Victorian Youth Minister Ros Spence at the closing ceremony.
Read more at upstart: https://www.upstart.net.au/victoria-youth-parliament-2021-wrap-up/