Youth Parliament

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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Youth Parliament Gives Homeless Youth a Voice

June 29, 2015

Nathan Fioritti Housing & Local Government Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery Youth homelessness is a substantial issue in Victoria that, unfortunately, does not receive the attention warranted by the alarmingly high rates within the state. During the YMCA’s 29th annual Youth Parliament, which commences this week, Victorian youth from all kinds of backgrounds, including young […]

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Politicians pay tribute to young leaders at official opening

June 29, 2015

Ben Kimber Features Writer and Law & Order Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery POLITICIANS of all persuasions praised Victoria’s aspiring leaders at Monday’s official opening of the YMCA Youth Parliament. Youth Affairs Minister Jenny Mikakos and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy put politics aside to reflect on the importance of Victoria’s youth.  “What an auspicious occasion […]

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Ready, Steady… Debate

June 28, 2015

Ben Kimber Features Writer and Law & Order Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery Change will be high on the agenda when the YMCA Youth Parliament sits this week. For three days, Youth Parliamentarians will be debating issues of importance to young people in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council Chambers of Parliament House in Spring […]

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