2019

The week Gen Z took over Victorian Parliament

September 5, 2019

VICTORIAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT 2019 (IMAGE: AFIQAH ROZALI) By Ashleigh Barraclough Imagine this. Robust debate around drug harm minimisation initiatives. Proposals for health education that’s inclusive of all sexualities. Discussion of essential environmental reforms and new ideas for ways to make women feel safe on public transport. Our people and our planet’s wellbeing prioritised over votes […]

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Local students push through transport bill

July 12, 2019

Local students debating regional public transport at Parliament House. Back row Orlando Davidson, Chloe Bethune, Lucy Capurso, Ivan Reyes-Eames, (front) Jazmine-Rose Carrington and Rebecca Hurley. By Anhar Al-Shameri A GROUP of Wellington Shire students are one step closer to improving public transport accessibility in regional areas, after successfully passing their bill at the 2019 YMCA […]

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Geelong students campaign for pill-testing at parliament

July 11, 2019

YOUTH ISSUES: Geelong College students Henry Rodda, Tom Forshaw, Lachlan Houen, Jonathan Hanson, Bella Miller and Trinity Murphy campaigned for pill testing this week. By Magy Mekhaiel and Luke Voogt Geelong students led a push for pill testing at musical festivals during YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament this week. The six Geelong College students drafted a […]

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Students push for pill tests

July 11, 2019

FUTURE LEADERS: Geelong College students at Youth Parliament last week. By Magy Mekhaiel A team of Geelong students say the pill-testing policy they passed in Victoria’s Youth Parliament would prevent some drug overdoses and save lives. Geelong College Year 11 students Bella Miller, Henry Rodda, Lachlan Houen, Tom Forshaw, Trinity Murphy and Jonathan Hanson drafted a […]

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Mental health day push

July 11, 2019

Kate Pritchard, Ned McVicar, Robert Milich, Olivia Vlahakis, Dale Pye and Max Buchhloz. By Allanah Sciberras A Bill proposed by six young people from Hobsons Bay calling for the introduction of mental health days in the state’s secondary schools successfully passed in Victoria’s Youth Parliament last week. Young participants from the Hobsons Bay area have […]

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Youth parliament in session

July 11, 2019

The Knox Youth Advisory Group members Jay Beckerleg, Bahe Balamaheswaran, Madeline Anderson, Caitlin Robins and Sam Jelley. By Afiqah Rozali Knox Youth Advisory group have passed a Bill proposing to improve access to Victoria’s mental health care system for adolescents at the 2019 YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament. Caitlin Robins, Madeline Anderson, Madeline Anderson, Bahe Balamaheswaran, […]

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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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