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Speaking up for youth

July 11, 2019

From left to right: Hugh Krause, Harley Lewis, Paige Simpson, Jerome Iringan, Tamara Seatovic and Brianna Peart. By Ali Robson Eighteen young people from Wyndham have had their voices heard in the State Parliament of Victoria. Students from Tarneit Senior College, Hoppers Crossing Secondary College and Westbourne Grammar School successfully passed Bills at the YMCA […]

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Day TWO Wrap-Up

July 5, 2018

Written by Tyson Whelan. (twitter: @tyson_whelan) Spring Street bells ringing, day two was beckoning. The 120 youth parliamentarians once again converged on Victorian Parliament in Melbourne for the penultimate day of 2018 Youth Parliament. The agenda was jam-packed, with eight complex bills to be introduced to the two houses of Youth Parliament. Following the famous […]

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Korin Gamadji Institute Pave the Way for Drug Education in Vic. Secondary Schools Bill in the 2018 YMCA Youth Parliament.

July 4, 2018

By Gabriella Payne. The team from the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) have successfully passed their Bill in the YMCA Youth Parliament program today, paving the way for better drug education in Victorian secondary schools. Olivia Bonanno, Joseph Yugumbari, Bek Lasky and Anaika Havea,  came together through the Indigenous Leadership Program at KGI. This program, run […]

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Former Legislative Councillor and YMCA Youth Parliament founder Rod Mackenzie visits YMCA Youth Parliament.

July 3, 2018

Photo and words by Marie Trevithick. The 2018 YMCA Youth Parliament was paid a visit by Former Legislative Council President Rod Mackenzie earlier this morning. Mr Mackenzie, one of the founders of the Youth Parliament Program, said the program began after there were concerns schools weren’t getting enough information about the parliament and how it […]

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Swinburne University Students Have Had Enough of Unfair Transport Costs

July 14, 2017

By Lucy Andrews On Tuesday last week, the Swinburne University team brought a reform to Youth Parliament asking for the introduction of concession cards and fuel vouchers for full-time higher education and international students. Outlining the establishment of a Student Affordability Commission to oversee the implementation of the Bill and address student affordability issues in […]

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Thursday July 6th – Legislative Council

July 6, 2017

Regulation of Access and Distribution of Irrigation Water Bill 2017  9.33am- Gannawarra Shire Council team tables a bill to the Youth Parliament of Victoria addressing the access and distribution of irrigation water for Victorian farms. 9.41am- Wellington Youth Council lead’s the Government’s rebuttal of the proposed bill. 9.44am- Hon Mem Lodge of the Gannawarra team […]

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Thursday July 6th – Legislative Assembly

July 6, 2017

GLEN WAVERLEY 9:35am: Glen Waverley Secondary College introduces Bill seeking to provide a mentoring program for juvenile offenders. 9.46am: “We must see juveniles first and foremost as people. Instead of locking away our problems, it is time we got to the root of this issue.” 9.48am: Why mentorships rather than punishment or counselling sessions? According to Ms […]

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