Young people pressing for better disability access in buildings

By Rob Harrison A joint student team from Donvale Christian College (DCC) and YMCA Manningham have successfully passed a Bill to increase disability access for Victorian buildings at the 2018 YMCA Youth Parliament of Victoria. The team's Bill was created to promote a more equitable environment with easier access for those living with a disability. … Continue reading Young people pressing for better disability access in buildings

Day TWO Wrap-Up

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 … Continue reading Day TWO Wrap-Up

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

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

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

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

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF UNFAIR TRANSPORT COSTS

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. They also outlined the establishment of a Student Affordability Commission to oversee the implementation of the Bill and address student affordability … Continue reading SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF UNFAIR TRANSPORT COSTS