Plain packaging of alcohol a “complete logistical nightmare”

Team members from the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) have failed to successfully pass their bid for alcohol plain packaging in Victoria. The Bill for the ‘Plain Packaging of Alcohol’ was met with serious debate in the Legislative Assembly on the last sitting day of YMCA’s Youth Parliament. Sponsor for the Bill, Marriette Spark introduced the … Continue reading Plain packaging of alcohol a “complete logistical nightmare”

Giving youth the vote would be “undemocratic” argues opposition in Youth Parliament

Despite heated debate, the optional Youth Voting Bill passed in the Legislative Council with 36 for, 21 against. The Bill, presented by the Westbourne team, calls for an opt-in system allowing 16 and 17 year olds to vote in State elections. Jayden Defina, sponsor of the Bill said all young people in Victoria should be … Continue reading Giving youth the vote would be “undemocratic” argues opposition in Youth Parliament

Victorian businesses will soon undergo Indigenous cultural training

After a passionate debate in the Legislative Assembly this morning, representatives of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience saw their Bill pass with amendments. The Bill, “Cultural awareness to be provided to professionals in the education, health and legal system”, was drafted in the hope of closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, said team … Continue reading Victorian businesses will soon undergo Indigenous cultural training

Young people are more interested in politics then ever, says Youth Governor

After a poetic opening speech to Youth Parliament and a meeting with Victoria’s Lieutenant Governor, Marilyn Warren, on Monday, the Youth Governor, William Stojkovski has has a busy week. “It’s a really special part of the program every year,” said Stojkovski. “[Lieutenant Governor Warren] is really, really lovely, super approachable and a huge proponent of … Continue reading Young people are more interested in politics then ever, says Youth Governor

Council defeats push to enforce stricter parental legal responsibilities

The Bill calling for increased responsibilities of parents failed to pass in the Legislative Council for Youth Parliament on Tuesday. The Bill introduced a range of legislative changes, which would enforce parents and guardians to be more legally responsible for their children’s health, wellbeing and behaviour within the community. “Parents, it seems, are legally immune … Continue reading Council defeats push to enforce stricter parental legal responsibilities