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Central Highlands Youth Advisory Board team members. L-R: Zac Eaton, Chloe Wadell, Gabriel Gervasoni, Katie Balharrie and Chloe Rae.

Students fight to increase the post-discharge support of acute patients

September 17, 2020

Members of the Central Highlands Youth Advisory Board are fighting for increased support for recently discharged acute patients.

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Madison Nicol, Jasmine Thuree, Rachel Grimaud, Annabelle Rodda, Mitchell Sprague and James Barger from the Overnewton Youth Parliament team.

Overnewton students call for education system reforms

August 25, 2020

A group of students from Overnewton Anglican Community College will introduce a Bill at the annual YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament which proposes a review of the Victorian education system.

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Young people push for life skills to be taught in schools

August 22, 2020

A team of young people from Strathbogie Council are calling for the Victorian Government to introduce life education classes into the state’s curriculum as part of the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament.

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Photo collage of Andrew Pritchard, Meg Reuel, Steph Hines and Michael Killen.

Moyne Shire youth councillors prepare to deliver bill for regional road maintenance

August 20, 2020

They’re some of south-west Victoria’s newest independent drivers and that’s exactly why they’re taking up the baton in a long-running campaign to make regional roads safer.

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Youth pass their bill in parliament

October 10, 2019

This year’s Castlemaine Secondary College youth parliament team Shanti Steventon, Uma Dingeman, Gek Wylde, Alex Marney, Amy Ferguson, and Niamh O’Connor have had their bill passed by the legislative council.  By Youssef Saudie Castlemaine students have passed a bill to raise the criminal age responsibility to 14 at the 2019 YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament.  Castlemaine […]

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Newhaven students pass the Bill

September 27, 2019

Newhaven College students attended the Victorian Youth Parliament earlier this month and successfully tabled their Bill, ‘Court Dogs for Vulnerable Witnesses’. From left to right: Matisse Cousins, Angie Christos, Caitlin Hunt, Angus Smith, Simon Hunt and Sarah Larkin. By Lyreca Corloncito Students from Newhaven College have successfully passed their ‘Court Dogs for Vulnerable Witnesses’ Bill […]

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‘Ineffective’: Age of criminal responsibility must be increased

September 25, 2019

Australia has some way to go to improve its criminal justice system concerning children (image via Twitter). By Youssef Saudie The age of criminal responsibility must be increased, says Youssef Saudie. AT VICTORIA’S Youth Parliament recently, six students from the regional Victorian town Castlemaine passed a bill on raising the State’s criminal age of responsibility to 14 years of age — […]

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