Young Members of Parliament Push for Youth Ambassadors in Local Councils

Nathan Fioritti Local Government Reporter Youth disengagement in politics has been a significant issue in Australia over the last few years, and is something which has been reflected within our national public discourse. In 2013 Kevin Rudd, our PM at the time, addressed the problem of “switched off” youth in a speech following his successful … Continue reading Young Members of Parliament Push for Youth Ambassadors in Local Councils

Gannawarra Youth Fight for Stricter Parole Conditions

Claudia Long Law & Order Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery A controversial proposal to implement stricter parole conditions in Victoria has passed Youth Parliament this morning. Gannawarra Youth Council's proposed bill passed the lower house with 36 affirmative votes to 15 negatives after an emotional debate between the council team and Melbourne Girls College. The … Continue reading Gannawarra Youth Fight for Stricter Parole Conditions

Compulsory Education of Family Violence Bill Passes Youth Parliament

Alice Rennison Women's Affairs Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery Hobsons Bay City Council’s Bill for YMCA Youth Parliament, on ‘the compulsory education of family violence in schools’, passed unanimously on Thursday.   Members of the sponsoring team argued the importance of including domestic violence in to the school curriculum. “How can we expect young people to combat … Continue reading Compulsory Education of Family Violence Bill Passes Youth Parliament

Gender-Neutral School Uniforms Bill Passes Youth Parliament

Sunny Liu Education Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery The 29th Victorian Youth Parliament has successfully concluded yesterday. Among all the bills been debated, Keilor’s gender-neutral school uniform bill was passed by the Youth Parliamentarians and will be handed to the Education Minister for consideration.   The ‘gender-neutral school uniform bill’ was sponsored by the student team from Overnewton … Continue reading Gender-Neutral School Uniforms Bill Passes Youth Parliament

Tackling Sexual Assault: Compulsory Self-defence Classes for Victorian Secondary Students

Ellijahna Victoria Law & Order Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery VICTORIAN students have called for compulsory self-defence classes at secondary schools in a bid to combat the threat of violence and sexual assaults. The call was made at the annual YMCA Youth Parliament where a Deakin University team tabled a bill to have self-defense a … Continue reading Tackling Sexual Assault: Compulsory Self-defence Classes for Victorian Secondary Students