It’s day two! Sitting week continues

September 21, 2021

DeafVic present Bill for compulsory LOTE AUSLAN subject in schools Deaf Victoria put forward a bill in the Legislative Council this morning to mandate a compulsory LOTE (Languages Other Than English) AUSLAN subject in Victorian schools.  Some of the key components of the bill include: The AUSLAN subject will be mandatory for all Victorian schools […]

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YPVic 2021: Sitting week begins

September 20, 2021

The first bill presented in the Legislative Council is a Bill for an Act to establish Compulsory Training for Victorian Police Surrounding Sensitive Issues Bill 2021. Newhaven College sponsored the Bill while Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School refuted. The key components of the bill include: The establishment of the Sensitive Issues Training of Police (SITOP) Board, […]

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As lockdown progress students fight for better youth mental health

September 20, 2021

By Samantha Wheeler Youth are advocating for greater mental health conversations and confidentiality from practitioners. A Bill written by six young people from Tarneit Senior College is calling to lower the age of mental health confidentiality from 18 to 16 years of age. The Bill aims “to create better conversation and higher trust between young […]

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Podcast: Q&A with YMCA Victorian Youth Premier

September 19, 2021

Samantha Wheeler · Q&A Podcast With YMCA Victorian Youth Premier Join in a deep conversation with newly elected Youth Premier Shehelah Ousman (she/they) where we find out her amazing story, what she hopes to bring as the voice of the Victorian Youth Parliament, and their unique perspective on youth involvement in politics.  Shehelah (she/they) is […]

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Moreland students take to Parliament

November 19, 2020

Local Moreland students are pushing for increased civics education and free public transport in the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament.

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Shepparton students call for better OHS standards in schools

October 22, 2020

Two Greater Shepparton Secondary College students are calling for better occupational health and safety standards in Victorian schools in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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College students fight for racehorse welfare

October 22, 2020

COVID-19 lockdowns may have interrupted their normal school lives, but a team of six students from Newhaven College are using their extra time to fight for race-horses in Victoria.

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