Education

Gender-Neutral School Uniforms Bill Passes Youth Parliament

July 4, 2015

Sunny Liu Education Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery The 29th Victorian Youth Parliament has successfully concluded yesterday. Among all the bills been debated, Keilor’s gender-neutral school uniform bill was passed by the Youth Parliamentarians and will be handed to the Education Minister for consideration.   The ‘gender-neutral school uniform bill’ was sponsored by the student team from Overnewton […]

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Equity in Secondary Schools Bill Passes Youth Parliament

July 1, 2015

Benjamin Clark Education Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery The Kangan Institute Youth Foyer team have had a huge victory in their fight for a fairer education system, with their bill being given the seal of approval by the 2015 Youth Parliament. The team succeeded by the slimmest of margins in their bid to pass education […]

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Overhaul of Sexual Education in Victorian Schools Bill Passes in Youth Parliament

June 30, 2015

Claudia Jambor Education Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery Youth Parliament passed the Overhaul of sexual education in Victorian Schools’ bill on Monday. Melbourne Girls College tabled the bill in the Legislative Assembly, which proposed the shared delivery of sexual education in Victorian schools between teachers and a subordinate body of specialised educators called the Youth […]

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Gender-Neutral School Uniforms to be Debated at Youth Parliament

June 27, 2015

Sunny Liu Education Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery A team of students from Overnewton Anglican Community College is sponsoring a bill for gender-neutral school uniforms at the 2015 YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament. The YMCA Youth Parliament program is at its 29th year. It aims to give young people aged between 16 and 25 the opportunity […]

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Indigenous Students Push for Mandatory Indigenous Education

June 26, 2015

Shayan Shankar Indigenous Affairs Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery Concerned with the lack of knowledge surrounding Australia’s true history, a group of young Indigenous students are pushing for mandatory Indigenous education in Victorian secondary schools. In a Bill drafted by members of the South-East Koori Mob team in lieu of the upcoming YMCA Youth Parliament, […]

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Broadmeadows Youth Shine Light on School Funding Inequity

June 20, 2015

Benjamin Clark Education Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery   Once at risk of homelessness, a group of Broadmeadows youth are now bringing their fight for greater equity in school funding to Spring Street as part of the YMCA Youth Parliament. In its 29th year, the YMCA Youth Parliament allows young people to voice their concerns […]

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New Bill Seeks to Improve Delivery of Sexuality Education in High Schools

June 14, 2015

Claudia Jambor Education Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery A team of Melbourne Girl’s College students have drafted a bill for the YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament proposing shared delivery of sexuality education in Victorian secondary schools between teachers and a subordinate body of specialised educators. Specifically, the Youth Sexual Health Co-Operative would consist of specialised educators […]

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