Youth Parliament

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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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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Victory for Hoppers Crossing

July 5, 2018

Written by Shelby Brooks. It was smiles all round when the Hoppers Crossing Secondary College team exited the Legislative Assembly after a landslide vote to pass their Sex and Gender Education Bill. The Honourable Jagveer Singh sponsored the bill and was thrilled that the vote was 45 to 14. “It is an honour that we […]

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Wangaratta High School Calls for Increased Awareness of the Effect of Plastic Water Bottles on the Environment in the 2018 YMCA Youth Parliament.

July 4, 2018

Written by Hugh Shanahan. In a fiery and impassioned first debate of the day, the Legislative Assembly at Tuesday’s Youth Parliament debated what could be done to mitigate the negative impacts that plastic water bottles have the environment. The bill Awareness of Plastic Water Bottles Impact was designed by the team from Wangaratta High School […]

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Tarneit Secondary College Team Successful in Decisive YMCA Youth Parliament debate.

July 4, 2018

Written By Jonathan Lian. A green change might be on its way to the Melbourne CBD as the Tarneit Secondary College (TSC) team’s bill passes the Legislative Council after a fiery debate on the second day of the YMCA Youth Parliament. The team’s bill which calls for mandatory rooftop gardens in the CBD was a […]

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