Gender-Neutral School Uniforms Bill Passes Youth Parliament

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 … Continue reading Gender-Neutral School Uniforms Bill Passes Youth Parliament

Hoppers Crossing Secondary School’s Gender Equity Pay Bill Passes

Alice Rennison Women's Affairs Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery Hoppers Crossing Secondary School’s gender equity Bill passed unanimously on Thursday morning. The Bill was passionately debated with the opposition pointing out that the Federal government has already legislated mandatory equal pay through Fair Work Australia. However, the team rebutted back that Fair Work Australia is … Continue reading Hoppers Crossing Secondary School’s Gender Equity Pay Bill Passes

Gender-Neutral School Uniforms to be Debated at Youth Parliament

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 … Continue reading Gender-Neutral School Uniforms to be Debated at Youth Parliament

Students Fight for Gender Equality

Ashley Tarleton Women's Affairs Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery Students from Hoppers Crossing Secondary College are taking a stand against “gender discrimination”, at this year’s YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament. The team, made up of six students in years 10 to 12, will be introducing a bill into Victorian parliament that will mandate equal pay for … Continue reading Students Fight for Gender Equality

Bendigo students set equality as priority for Victoria

A group of Bendigo students are demanding changes to the Equal Opportunity Act by seeking to remove the exemption of religious institutions from discrimination laws. The students will represent Bendigo in the YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament program, where they will have the opportunity to debate their Bill in Victorian Parliament. “All abilities for religious organisations … Continue reading Bendigo students set equality as priority for Victoria