Youth

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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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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