Youth Parliament

Youth push for solutions to raise the age of criminal responsibility

October 18, 2021

Victoria’s youth want to see the age of criminal responsibility raised from 10 to 14, with a bill passing Victorian Youth Parliament last Monday that sets out to do just that. 

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Compulsory LGBTQIA+ Education for Primary School Students

October 5, 2021

Six young students from Westbourne Grammar in Melbourne’s west have fought for compulsory LGBTQIA+ education in primary schools.

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Students advocate for Neurodivesity Educational Bill

October 4, 2021

They hope their audience nonetheless came away from the debate thinking, “this is something that needs to change”.

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Missing Youth Parliament?

September 30, 2021

Jacob from YPG sat down with a bunch of this year’s Youth Parliament participants and Taskforce to discuss all things youth politics.

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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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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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