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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Wrap #1

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 … Continue reading Daily Wrap #1