Mater Christi College Focus on Students in Need

Sean Wales Students from the Mater Christi College in Belgrave tabled a Bill to the Youth Parliament of Victoria on Thursday afternoon. The Bill, titled Re-Categorising Dyslexia as a Disability in Victorian Schools Bill 2017, successfully passed through the Youth Parliament. However, it wasn't without its controversy and significant debate. The Bill centred around the need … Continue reading Mater Christi College Focus on Students in Need

Small but Significant Step for those Sleeping Rough: Government-Owned Addresses

Maggy Liu If you had the opportunity to write a piece of legislation that could create positive change in Victoria, what issue would you focus on? Students from Gleneagles Secondary College are taking their passion for reducing homelessness to Parliament House, in a bill calling for Government-owned addresses to be provided for the homeless. Drawing … Continue reading Small but Significant Step for those Sleeping Rough: Government-Owned Addresses

Hobsons Bay Team Take a Stance on Pest

Lucy Andrews Members of the Hobsons Bay team have successfully passed a Bill in Youth Parliament this week, regarding the regulation of the Northern Pacific seastar. The Bill proposes that a bounty is established for the collection of the seastar, which has proven detrimental effects on the Port Phillip Bay ecosystem, namely the native shellfish … Continue reading Hobsons Bay Team Take a Stance on Pest

Thursday July 6th – Legislative Council

Regulation of Access and Distribution of Irrigation Water Bill 2017  9.33am- Gannawarra Shire Council team tables a bill to the Youth Parliament of Victoria addressing the access and distribution of irrigation water for Victorian farms. 9.41am- Wellington Youth Council lead's the Government's rebuttal of the proposed bill. 9.44am- Hon Mem Lodge of the Gannawarra team … Continue reading Thursday July 6th – Legislative Council

Thursday July 6th – Legislative Assembly

GLEN WAVERLEY 9:35am: Glen Waverley Secondary College introduces Bill seeking to provide a mentoring program for juvenile offenders. 9.46am: "We must see juveniles first and foremost as people. Instead of locking away our problems, it is time we got to the root of this issue." 9.48am: Why mentorships rather than punishment or counselling sessions? According to Ms … Continue reading Thursday July 6th – Legislative Assembly