Youth bill might be state law

July 4, 2019

Youth Parliament members Skye Gedye, Evangeline Kohler, Lucy Bice, Bella Weichard, Alexis Buccuacchino and Alicia Alvarez. By Lachie Abbott A team of Warrandyte High School Year 12 students have drafted a bill as part of YMCA Victoria’s Youth Parliament. Skye Gedye, Bella Weichard, Alicia Alvarez, Lucy Bice, Evangeline Kohler and Alexis Buccuacchino will present a […]

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Castlemaine students ready to take on Parliament House

July 4, 2019

CSC students (Back) Shanti Steventon, Alex Marney, Amy Ferguson, (Front) Gek Wylde, Uma Dingemans and Niamh O’Connor are looking forward to their Youth Parliament experience. By Youssef Saudie Castlemaine students will be fighting to raise the criminal age responsibility in Victoria when they take to Parliament House in the first week of July. Castlemaine Secondary […]

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Students’ Murray–Darling Basin Bill passes

July 4, 2019

By Ashleigh Barraclough Students from Gleneagles Secondary College have successfully passed their Bill to protect the Murray–Darling Basin in YMCA Victoria’s Youth Parliament. Year 10 and 11 students Jess Fitzgerald, Luke Gablek, Josh Davis, Fergus Thomson, Brayden Dopper and Julian Oraison debated their Bill in Victoria’s Parliament House last week. This includes a Victorian Royal Commission, the […]

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Inside Victoria’s Youth Parliament, where Generation Z helps shape the state’s future

July 4, 2019

Olivia Beasley, 20, leads a Youth Parliament with 120 representatives. By Allanah Sciberas Victorian Youth Governor Olivia Beasley feels privileged to have been born into a deaf family where everyone could communicate using Auslan. But for the 95 per cent of deaf children who are born into a hearing family, this early access to sign […]

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Gleneagles students call for Murray–Darling reform

July 2, 2019

Gleneagles College’s youth parliamentary team Luke Gablek, Jess Fitzgerald, Fergus Thomson, Brayden Dopper, Josh Davis and Angela Kavedzic. By Ashleigh Barraclough A group of students from Gleneagles Secondary College are fighting to protect the Murray–Darling Basin at the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament this week. Year 10 and 11 students; Angela Kavedzic, Jess Fitzgerald, Luke Gablek, […]

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Young people drive for plastic bag ban

July 2, 2019

BAG BAN: From left, Strathbogie Shire members Lachlan Matthew-Gunn, Malachi Wild, Benjamin Lewis, Zachary St-Pierre, Jade Donnison, Dylan Chambers By Cassidy Sneikus A team of six young people from Strathbogie Shire will push for a state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags at the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament next month. Lachlan Matthew-Gunn, Zachary St-Pierre, Jade Donnison, […]

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Wellington students push for more public transport

July 2, 2019

Local students say school buses could be used to improve public transport locally. Pictured, from left, are Lucy Capurso, Rebecca HurleyIvan Reyes-Eames, Chloe Bethune, Orlando Davidson and Jazmine-Rose Carrington. By Anhar Al-Shameri WELLINGTON Shire students are this week advocating for better access to public transport for people living in regional areas at the 2019 YMCA […]

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