Fight for First Aid Training to be Compulsory in Secondary Schools

Chester Ngan Youth Parliamentarians from Wonthaggi Secondary College have successfully passed a Bill through the Legislative Council, proposing to train high school students in first aid. Their Bill, known as Mandatory First Aid Training for Secondary School Students Bill 2017, requires Victorian secondary schools to supply Level 2 First Aid training to all students in … Continue reading Fight for First Aid Training to be Compulsory in Secondary Schools

“Unacceptable statistics”: Mildura team tackles mental health in light of disturbing figures

Chester Ngan Mildura Rural City Council has passed a Bill through Youth Parliament, seeking to introduce a program that could potentially reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues among teenagers. Their Bill, titled Mental Health Early Intervention in Secondary Schools Bill 2017, aims to provide school-aged teenagers with professional support to quickly identify and overcome … Continue reading “Unacceptable statistics”: Mildura team tackles mental health in light of disturbing figures

Youth Ambassadors Speak Out for Disengaged Students

Rehila Hydari  Monday morning was a busy and exciting time for everyone in Youth Parliament. The East Gippsland Youth Ambassadors were particularly keen for the day to begin; they had a very important bill to debate, one that was close to their hearts. Mr Brodee Turner introduced the Bill, titled 'Healthy Alternatives to Current School … Continue reading Youth Ambassadors Speak Out for Disengaged Students

Should Victoria Tighten Its Parole Conditions?

Hiba Hammoud If you grow up in the 'suburbs', you may have seen thefts, gang violence, domestic violence and other crimes reported in the news. According to the Crime Statistics Agency, in the last year (ending in March 2017), there were approximately 20,000 offences in the City of Greater Dandenong alone. Students from Hoppers Crossing … Continue reading Should Victoria Tighten Its Parole Conditions?

Mater Christi College Focus on Students in Need

Sean Wales Students from the Mater Christi College in Belgrave tabled a Bill to the Youth Parliament of Victoria on Thursday afternoon. The Bill, titled Re-Categorising Dyslexia as a Disability in Victorian Schools Bill 2017, successfully passed through the Youth Parliament. However, it wasn't without its controversy and significant debate. The Bill centred around the need … Continue reading Mater Christi College Focus on Students in Need