Successful Debate for St. Bede’s

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 … Continue reading Successful Debate for St. Bede’s

Youths Join the Push for Rape Trial Reform.

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 … Continue reading Youths Join the Push for Rape Trial Reform.

Presbyterian Ladies’ College moves ahead with Family Violence Rehabilitation bill

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 … Continue reading Presbyterian Ladies’ College moves ahead with Family Violence Rehabilitation bill

Wonthaggi Secondary College lead the way on Youth Court Services Reform

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 … Continue reading Wonthaggi Secondary College lead the way on Youth Court Services Reform