Youth Premier

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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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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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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Increased Opportunities for Homeless Youth Bill Passes in Youth Parliament

July 3, 2015

Luke Collins Housing & Local Government Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery The team of students from Swinburne University have taken positive steps in Youth Parliament to further their goal of increasing opportunities for homeless youth. The team’s bill proposes to open three age-tiered “opportunity centres” within a 5km radius of the Melbourne CBD area, the […]

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Fleetwood sets a fine example

June 15, 2015

Ben Kimber Features and Law & Order Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery Coming out can be difficult enough the first time, let alone twice, but that is exactly what this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament Premier has done. Nineteen-year-old Fleetwood McGowan says a realisation on IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) lead to eir’s decision […]

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