Mental Health Education on the Agenda for Wellington Youth

June 24, 2015

Mihika Hegde Health Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery  Taking on the increasingly prevalent issue of mental illness, five members of Wellington Shire Council plan to change the way youth confront and deal with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, alcohol and drug dependancies, and psychotic illnesses. Kaitlin Woolford, Elizabeth Webb, Tessa Coy, Christopher Valette, and Mary Choir […]

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Fighting Faulty Food Labelling

June 22, 2015

Mihika Hegde Health Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery  Tackling the best sellers in supermarkets, Aaron Thorn, Nick Wilkins, and Sam Meyer aim to reshape the way consumers think about confectionery. Responding to ‘misleading advertising campaigns’ and ‘deceptive marketing practices’ the bill titled, ‘Restructuring the Labelling and Distribution of High Sugar Foods’ works by modifying the […]

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Ivanhoe’s Model Students Take On Modelling Industry

June 20, 2015

Dylan van der Riet Health Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery   A team of students from Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School will take their fight against body image within the modelling industry to the floors of State Parliament later this month. As one of twenty teams participating in the YMCA Youth Parliament at Parliament House from […]

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Plain packaging of alcohol a “complete logistical nightmare”

July 8, 2014

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 […]

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Youth Parliament makes it harder for under 18s to undergo cosmetic surgery

July 3, 2014

The Bill of Mandatory Regulation of Cosmetic Surgery for Minors, originally drafted by the representatives of Gannawarra, has passed the Legislative Assembly of Youth Parliament. The Bill seeks to protect Victorian minors from any harmful long-lasting consequences of cosmetic surgery. It would set up requirements any applicant under the legal age of 18 wishing to […]

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Council defeats push to enforce stricter parental legal responsibilities

July 2, 2014

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 […]

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Bill to prepare students for the “real world” passes

July 1, 2014

In the Legislative Assembly of Youth Parliament, the Bill for the Mandatory Introduction of Life Skills Classes in Secondary Schools passed on Monday. “Youths will inevitably have to face the realities of life. This Bill will educate and prepare them for this,” said Bill Sponsor, Marcus Pensa from the Overnewton team, in his conclusion. The […]

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