Written by Timothy Cox (@CoxTimothyJames) Thursday was the last sitting day for Youth Parliament 2018, and it was one of both tears and exaltation. By now the teams had found their feet and were more confident than ever in their parliamentary positions. Here’s a brief recap of what happened. In the Legislative Council... YMCA Manningham … Continue reading Day THREE Wrap-Up
Pictured, left - right: Amelia Fuhr, Georgia Martin, Brigitte Fraser, Megan Hince, Julia Adams and Linh Nguyen Image by Matthew Fletcher Written by Georgia Mackenzie After a highly contentious debate in the Legislative Assembly the Food Production and Wastage Regulation Bill passed Youth Parliament on Tuesday. Tabled by the team from Ivanhoe Girls Grammar the … Continue reading Success for Ivanhoe Girls Grammar in the Legislative Assembly
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 … Continue reading Victory for Hoppers Crossing
Written by Tyson Whelan. (twitter: @tyson_whelan) Spring Street bells ringing, day two was beckoning. The 120 youth parliamentarians once again converged on Victorian Parliament in Melbourne for the penultimate day of 2018 Youth Parliament. The agenda was jam-packed, with eight complex bills to be introduced to the two houses of Youth Parliament. Following the famous … Continue reading Day TWO Wrap-Up
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.