Students push for pill tests

July 11, 2019

FUTURE LEADERS: Geelong College students at Youth Parliament last week. By Magy Mekhaiel A team of Geelong students say the pill-testing policy they passed in Victoria’s Youth Parliament would prevent some drug overdoses and save lives. Geelong College Year 11 students Bella Miller, Henry Rodda, Lachlan Houen, Tom Forshaw, Trinity Murphy and Jonathan Hanson drafted a […]

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Mental health day push

July 11, 2019

Kate Pritchard, Ned McVicar, Robert Milich, Olivia Vlahakis, Dale Pye and Max Buchhloz. By Allanah Sciberras A Bill proposed by six young people from Hobsons Bay calling for the introduction of mental health days in the state’s secondary schools successfully passed in Victoria’s Youth Parliament last week. Young participants from the Hobsons Bay area have […]

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Youth parliament in session

July 11, 2019

The Knox Youth Advisory Group members Jay Beckerleg, Bahe Balamaheswaran, Madeline Anderson, Caitlin Robins and Sam Jelley. By Afiqah Rozali Knox Youth Advisory group have passed a Bill proposing to improve access to Victoria’s mental health care system for adolescents at the 2019 YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament. Caitlin Robins, Madeline Anderson, Madeline Anderson, Bahe Balamaheswaran, […]

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Speaking up for youth

July 11, 2019

From left to right: Hugh Krause, Harley Lewis, Paige Simpson, Jerome Iringan, Tamara Seatovic and Brianna Peart. By Ali Robson Eighteen young people from Wyndham have had their voices heard in the State Parliament of Victoria. Students from Tarneit Senior College, Hoppers Crossing Secondary College and Westbourne Grammar School successfully passed Bills at the YMCA […]

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Gisborne youth to table phone bill

July 4, 2019

Left to right: Indiana Wales, Shaylah Lockett, Matthew Antoniou, Laura Tyack, Jessica Storace, Marlow Choi-Hatcher. By Sismita Sasmita Sarpudin Six Gisborne Secondary College students are advocating for a responsible mobile phone management in schools when they table a Bill at the 2019 YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament. Jessica Storace, Marlow Choi-Hatcher, Shaylah Lockett, Laura Tyack, Indiana […]

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Youth draft Bill

July 4, 2019

Bendigo’s young parliament team. By Sam Kane A GROUP of Bendigo young people will push for compulsory LGBTIQ education in Victorian public secondary schools when they take to Spring Street for YMCA Victoria’s Youth Parliament next week. The program, now in its 33rd year, gives 120 people aged 16-25 the opportunity to write and debate […]

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Signs of a promising Youth Governor

July 4, 2019

Olivia Beastly Photo: Rio Davis By Rio Davis Olivia Beasley is proof that young Victorians are passionate about engaging with politics. The Box Hill resident was elected Youth Governor by her peers as the face of the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament program after demonstrating her enthusiasm and advocacy for young people. A member of the […]

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