2018

Young people pressing for better disability access in buildings

July 11, 2018

The team (L-R) Hannah Baxter, Annelise Adam, Riley Lunn, Campbell Fraser, Elijah Halliday and Patrick Bunney. Photo: Matthew Fletcher. 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 […]

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Successful Debate for St. Bede’s

July 11, 2018

By Christine Nguyen. The future of education is looking bright for Victorian schools with St Bede’s College passing their Bill on the final day of the 2018 YMCA Youth Parliament. Refuted by the Ivanhoe Girls team, The Life Skills Education Development Bill 2018 was passed with three amendments made. The team consists of Aaron Arthur, Dillon […]

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Youths Join the Push for Rape Trial Reform.

July 7, 2018

By Kyra Gillespie (@kyra_gillespie) VICTORIAN Secondary students have joined the push for rape trial reform, taking it to the 2018 YMCA Youth Parliament this week to call for a review of the court system. The Bill titled ‘Rape Trial Reform’, was introduced at the YMCA Youth Parliament and calls for further measures be introduced to […]

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Presbyterian Ladies’ College moves ahead with Family Violence Rehabilitation bill

July 7, 2018

Written by Kim Koelmeyer The “Family Violence Rehabilitation Program Bill 2018” sponsored by Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC) has passed Youth Parliament this afternoon. PLC’s bill provides an avenue for rehabilitation for perpetrators of family violence, allowing perpetrators to re-integrate into society and their families. They emphasised a model of rehabilitation that will reduce recidivism more than […]

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Wonthaggi Secondary College lead the way on Youth Court Services Reform

July 6, 2018

Photo and words by Tyson Whelan. (twitter: tyson_whelan) Wonthaggi Secondary College successfully pushed their Reform of Youth Court Services Bill through Victorian Youth Parliament following an emotional debate on Thursday. The bill, tabled by Michelle Porteous, co-sponsored by Jack Mendes, Miora Trainor, Tahlia Caccamo, Silvie Starlight and Jacinta Woodcock received a 39 to 15 majority […]

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Day THREE Wrap-Up

July 6, 2018

Written by Timothy Cox (@CoxTimothyJames) Thursday was the last sitting day for Youth Parliament 2018, and it was one of both tears and exaltation. By now the teams had found their feet and were more confident than ever in their parliamentary positions. Here’s a brief recap of what happened. In the Legislative Council… YMCA Manningham […]

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Success for Ivanhoe Girls Grammar in the Legislative Assembly

July 5, 2018

Pictured, left – right: Amelia Fuhr, Georgia Martin, Brigitte Fraser, Megan Hince, Julia Adams and Linh Nguyen Image by Matthew Fletcher  Written by Georgia Mackenzie After a highly contentious debate in the Legislative Assembly the Food Production and Wastage Regulation Bill passed Youth Parliament on Tuesday. Tabled by the team from Ivanhoe Girls Grammar the […]

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