Youth Parliament

Success for Mildura Rural City Council’s YMCA Youth Parliament Team.

July 4, 2018

By Laura Misale. “Can you imagine having to leave home at 18?” This was the question posed by Georgia Leutner on the Out of Home Care Support Reform Bill. Georgia Leutner, Hannah Jackson, Jack Smith, Matt Golding, Bryce Watson and Alexander Libchard formed the Mildura Rural City Council (MRCC) YMCA Youth Parliament team and successfully […]

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Deaf Children Australia Deafhood’s Emotional Cinema Closed Captioning Bill is Passed with Overwhelming Support.

July 3, 2018

Photo and Words by Kimberley Price. (L-R) Cate Dunn, Sara Weir, Kelly Sparks, Tayla Percy, Nicholas Steer. Imagine going to the cinema with your friends, except there is no audio. You can’t understand anything being said so you have to rely on your expertise of lip reading. You go to another movie, and they say […]

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Daily Wrap #1

July 3, 2018

Words by Jonathan Lian. Video by Alex Tyndall. The YMCA Youth Parliament’s first day has ended with a cocktail of strong emotions and a plethora of successful bills being passed in both the Legislative Council and Assembly. Read on to find out what were the highlights of this exciting day! Opening ceremony Youth Parliamentarians gathered […]

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Landslide Win for Hoppers Crossing Secondary College in the Legislative Assembly.

July 3, 2018

Photo and words by Shelby Brooks. A landslide win in the Legislative Assembly was not without heated debate when Hoppers Crossing Secondary College presented their bill at the YMCA Youth Parliament yesterday. The Sex and Gender Education Bill 2018 was passed 45 to 14, sponsored by Jagveer Singh with his team Harley Lewis, Abubakari Irakoze, […]

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The First Adjournment Debate for the First Day of the YMCA Youth Parliament Has Ended.

July 2, 2018

By Timothy Cox. The first adjournment debate in the Legislative Council at this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament program has concluded. Participants expressed their views on a broad range of subjects about which they hope to raise public awareness. Shems Alberfkany blamed Melbourne’s traffic congestion on “circuitous, pointless routes”. “There’s no reason why we cannot strive […]

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Call for Compulsory School Education on Healthy Relationships

July 2, 2018

By Will Watson. Swathi Shanmukhasundaram’s government have called for a compulsory school program to better educate Australians about sex, relationships and domestic violence, in Youth Parliament today. Under the proposal, the school program would address five main areas: mental health; substance abuse; technology; gender and sexual orientation; and different types of relationships. The program would […]

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SANITARY PRODUCTS BILL PASSES THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

July 2, 2018

By Marie Trevithick The 2018 YMCA Youth Parliament is well and truly underway, with Gleneagles Secondary College’s Public Availability of Sanitary Products Bill was passed unanimously in the Legislative Council this afternoon. Speaking after the bill’s passing, Maya Ghassali said the team are thrilled. “We’re so immensely proud of ourselves.” “We were really nervous at […]

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